Has the time come to get rid of the Left and Right labels in politics? Given the recent actions on the part of Nova Scotia’s NDP government…it appears maybe.
To misquote The Who; “and the Party on the left is now the Party on the right.”
It’s supposed to be right-of-centre governments which give grants and tax breaks to private business, but things work differently these days in Nova Scotia. In recent weeks we have saved a paper mill in Cape Breton, “stolen” engineering jobs from Calgary, outsourced government IT jobs to IBM, and are now looking at buying back forests from bankrupt Bowater.
And the Irving shipbuilding contract hasn’t even started yet!
Public opinion seems divided as to the benefits of these moves, but it does make for exciting times in the province which, at the time of Confederation, was once the richest corner of the nation.
It’s actually refreshing to see a government sticking their neck out to try and create an atmosphere of sustainable success. Not all of these scenarios will work out to everyone’s satisfaction, but that’s business!
Here’s to Nova Scotia…land of opportunity!