Nova Scotia 'facing big shortage of workers' was the headline from a forum of business people and politicians in the Valley this week. The tone was one of an impending crisis as the baby boomers retire and as there are fewer people to replace them. There were calls for the provincial government to get cracking and deal with it.
A couple of years ago, I met then-Opposition leader Darrell Dexter at my local coffee shop up the road at Tusket. We talked about this and that, but his overwhelming concern was about the aging population and the impending problem we face, and his hope to have the issue addressed. So if government is more or less under control after the budget, I'll assume that he'll have some kind of committee looking into it.
We're all in this together
AGENDA: Homeless Memorial, Community Lunch & Federal Party & Community Panel
* The Conservative, Liberal, NDP, Green Parties of Canada and the Bloc Quebecois Party have been invited to answer questions on actions they will take to more effectively respond to the ongoing recession and the harsh impact on many vulnerable people and communities.
*Also, representatives from several community coalitions will respond to positions taken by the parties and pose questions.
*In addition, the Recession Relief Coalition will be releasing the responses to a Survey we sent to the five federal parties, and will also release our 3rd Bulletin on the Impacts of the Recession.
Denise Corbett (PSAC Local 70396 Civilization / War Museum)
Dennis Howlett (Make Poverty History)
Dale Clarke (Labour activist & former president of CUPW)
Heloise Weber (University of Queensland)