Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams wants jobs and local benefits from any development of the Hebron – Ben Nevis offshore oil field. At first glance it makes sense in a province with a chronic unemployment problem. As AIMS Research Fellow Peter Fenwick points out, such short-term job policies may have been the way of the past, but a new day has dawned in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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