This commentary explains how the public policy environment in Atlantic Canada has been shaped by a long history of big government. Founded largely by people with direct connections to government success, big government is historically its core business enterprise.
Fast forward to 2011, and author Charles Cirtwill can see the light at the end of the tunnel for classical liberals. The long age of big government in Atlantic Canada may be coming to an end. As our population ages and declines, there are fewer and fewer people left to pay big government’s bills. The shift to the right even seems to be reflected by recent Atlantic Canadian political leaders.
“Up is down, right is left” in Atlantic Canada begs the question: with an inevitably receding government, will Atlantic Canadians be ready to take advantage of their newfound opportunity?
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