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Tobin, The Hon. Brian
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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
Reference to the speaker's previous address when he spoke about the Churchill Falls Power Contract, and an update. A new economy emerging in Newfoundland and Labrador today. What is happening in the oil and gas sector. The Hibernia Gravity Base Structure and developments with that project. The Voisey's Bay deposit. The collapse of the fishery in 1992 compelling those in Newfoundland and Labrador to be innovative, to change the way they see themselves, and to reach out and change the way others see them and the way others interact with them. The need to be part of the knowledge-based economy developing in Canada and the world. Trying to reconstruct a competitive economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. A report on Newfoundland's competitive position versus the rest of Canada, the U.S., and Europe. The Economic Development and Growth Enterprise (EDGE) programme. Reasons for businesses to locate in Newfoundland and Labrador. The work force available in Newfoundland and Labrador today. Why people who live in Newfoundland and Labrador want to work there, or return there to work. Education and health care. Pursuing the IT sector. Drawing closer to the day when the people of Newfoundland and Labrador are not only the recipients of the wealth and generosity of Canada, but also when they can pay back into the pot.