(Saint John) Green Leader David Coon released his party’s economic development strategy today, saying the mission of government should be to help communities and businesses create jobs for a made-in-New Brunswick, greener economy.
The Green Party leader says that 10% shift in consumer spending on imported goods and services to New Brunswick-made products would create 14,000 jobs and add $1.8 billion to the provincial economy annually.
“The Green Party platform contains a practical, achievable plan that will strengthen local economies in both our rural communities and our cities,” says Coon, “a plan that stops the flow of government subsidies to a handful of large corporations.”
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Highlights of the Green Party economic development commitments include:
- Redirect loan guarantees and payroll rebates from supporting large, profitable corporations, to local enterprises.
- Develop an import substitution strategy that would increase the local production of essential goods and services.
- Consolidate the various economic development agencies into a Department of Community and Rural Development.
The full platform can be found here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/bed666ce-15d5-472c-ae5b-a9158e7f5e56
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