Can Government Policy Induce Diversity?FEDERALDepartment of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE) – 1969Department of Regional Industrial Expansion (DRIE)1987• Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)• Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC)• Federal Economic Development Northern Ontario (FEDNOR)ALBERTA- programs for direct ownership of industry (1970s and 1980s)- Proposals for an Industrial and Science Strategy for Alberta 1985 to1990- The Alberta Advantage in the 2000s- ???
Summary: Chasing the Holy Grail? 1. worth it, but not easy 2. Alberta more diversified within its energy resources 3. gov’t efforts have been underwhelming 4. non-market sectors and design-oriented industries offer promise
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