The most fundamental fact of Nova Scotia’s political thinking is wrong, but the secret truth is coming out.
The foundational message of the Ivany report, the economic bible that has set the course for Nova Scotia’s economy over the last 10 years, was that Nova Scotia is getting old, too old. And old is bad. It is the single motivating premise for all Nova Scotian political thinking since. Everything, it seems flows from this fundamental truth. It is repeated ad nauseum as the reason for every government initiative, every hairbrained economic development scheme, and every political party’s pitch.
But is it true? Are we getting old? Too old? Or is our greatest social/economic fear misplaced? If so, what about the fear-based decisions government is making?
Writing about life, citizenship, and Nova Scotia.