I think the Now or Never – an Urgent Call to Action for All Nova Scotians, also called the Ivany Report, is going to be, has to be a defining moment for Nova Scotians. I am really proud of what the Community Planning Economic Development standing committee recommended to Halifax Regional Council today.
Here is the text of the motion that was passed unanimously today:
Whereas a strong Nova Scotia economy benefits the citizens of HRM, and a strong HRM benefits the citizens of Nova Scotia and;
Whereas the Now or Never – an Urgent Call to Action for All Nova Scotians report calls on municipal leaders to embrace new responsibilities for the development of the overall economy across the province.
CPED recommends regional council request:
1- a staff report that examines the role of HRM in the implementation of, and alignment with Now or Never – an Urgent Call to Action for Nova Scotians, including giving consideration to possible revision and update of HRM’s Economic Strategy and impacts and implications with respect to delivery by departments and agencies responsible for HRMs economic development, and to also identify other related areas that may require further study and alignment.
2- that the Mayor write a letter to the Premier, opposition leaders and UNSM President outlining HRMs readiness to work in partnership to develop the province wide response to the report.