Category Archives: Rural Economies

The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy


By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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Fixing the Economy, Starts Here at Home


In my last commentary, I wrote about the priority the Green Party places on increasing the local production of goods and services to replace imports, as a means to create work and lasting prosperity right here at home. This Monday, two important studies were released which illustrate the potential of import replacement as an effectives strategy for economic development. New […]

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Sparking Economic Development by Substituting Local Production for Imports


When we hear the old-time political parties arguing about the economy, it seems to have precious little to do with the economy in which we participate every day. Think of the locally-owned hardware store, pharmacy, child care centre, farmers’ market, grocery store, gym, barber, hairdresser, taxi service, brew pub, appliance repair service, restaurant, theatre, or art gallery. All of these […]

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Natural resources minister in Alward government says Irving letter got him fired – CBC NEWS – 8 January 2018


Author by: CONNELL SMITH “Governments, whether it’s this government or the previous Conservative government, will stand with Jim Irving, will stand with JDI. They have repeatedly made that decision.”-David Coon Pressure from Jim Irving led former premier David Alward to switch natural resources ministers, says Bruce Northrup, speaking for the first time about how he lost the portfolio in a […]

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