G.I. Smith and economic development in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Stanley, Della Margaret Maude
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Thiesen, Andrew William
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:49Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other FC2326.2 T54 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22296
dc.description viii, 175 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 168-175).
dc.description.abstract In Nova Scotia during the 1960s, the provincial government employed two main tools to promote economic growth, jobs and industrial investment. The first was Industrial Estates Limited, and the second was Voluntary Economic Planning. G. I. Smith, in his capacity as Minister of Finance and Economics and later as Premier, was a major political player during the creation, implementation and decline of these two bodies. G. I. Smith, through his roles in these activities, left an indelible mark on the economic and political history of Nova Scotia. The solution to regional disparity and inequality has long eluded federal and provincial governments before and since that of G. I. Smith endeavoured to address the problem. Given the universal lack of an apparent solution, Premiers Stanfield and Smith and their governments provide a window through which the difficulties of addressing the issue of regional disparity and underdevelopment can be examined and evaluated. Smith's part in Nova Scotia's economic planning through the 1960s provides some understanding of the complexity and nature of the difficulties confronting those elected to formulate, administer and ensure economic development in the face of a long history of regional disparity and inequality. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2326.2
dc.subject.lcsh Smith, G. I. (George Issac), 1909-1982
dc.subject.lcsh Nova Scotia -- Economic conditions -- 1918-
dc.subject.lcsh Nova Scotia -- Politics and government -- 1867-
dc.title G.I. Smith and economic development in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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