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NS Government: Premier Taps Brison to Lead New Economic Growth Council

Press Release

April 7, 2021

Premier Iain Rankin announced the creation of the Economic Growth Council, an advisory body with a mandate to position the province for economic success and grow the economy as Nova Scotia emerges from the pandemic.

He made the announcement during his state of the province address to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce today, April 7.

Scott Brison, who served as the Kings-Hants member of Parliament for 22 years, Treasury Board president and now chancellor of Dalhousie University, will lead the 10-member council, which will focus its efforts on making Nova Scotia Canada’s start-up capital.

“I’m thrilled that Scott has accepted to lead the council. This is important work for our province,” said Premier Rankin. “The council is designed to serve as a resource to me and government, informing policy options and providing advice on how to attract capital into our province. We need to ensure we maximize our ability to help our companies expand and do all we can to encourage investment.”

The advisory council members reflect the diversity of Nova Scotia. They represent every region of the province and come from a cross-section of economic sectors. Their advice is crucial to ensuring government enhances the well-being of all Nova Scotians while propelling innovation and attracting smart investment.

Quotes:

Not since the age of sail has Nova Scotia been better positioned to lead and to prosper. The province can become a magnet for talent and knowledge-based industries built on the foundations of our traditional sectors. Smart regulatory, tax, innovation and immigration policies are essential to make Nova Scotia Canada’s start-up capital and I look forward to working with Nova Scotians to develop ideas to help advance our province. Scott Brison, Economic Growth Council lead

Quick Facts:

  • the Economic Growth Council is an independent, voluntary advisory group
  • the advisory council will be supported by the Office of Strategy Management

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Media Contact:

Matt Hefler
Cell: 902-220-6048
Email: matt.hefler@novascotia.ca

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