A Prosperity Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

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Wednesday, June 8th, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Innovation Hall, Angus Bruneau Centre ( IIC-2001)

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Over the past ten years, Newfoundland and Labrador has gone from poverty to prosperity, all due to revenues from non-renewable natural resources, especially petroleum. How should we spend this new-found – but temporary – wealth? Should we pay down the debt, invest in infrastructure, increase program spending in health, education and other sectors, or create a heritage fund for future generations?

Join Dr. Wade Locke, professor of Economics at Memorial University, in a lively discussion about how we should invest our new wealth for the greatest benefit of all citizens. He will be accompanied by three panelists representing each of the public, social and business sectors:

  • Lana Payne is the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
  • Bruce Pearce is the community development coordinator with the St. John's Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness
  • Jo Mark Zurel is the chair of the St. John's Board of Trade