Nova Scotia’s Ivany commission finds public doesn’t want growth for its own sake

Nova Scotia’s Ivany commission on the “new economy” has written up what it heard on the road in an interim report (at

“Growth for its own sake” was not what the public said they wanted, preferring “wealth creation that respects community values,” the environment, and cultural and social assets. The commissioners had taken into account the enormous work done by GPI Atlantic (for “genuine progress index”) on the true cost of certain kinds of growth, and others for whom “growth should not become a proxy for social progress or the advancement of well-being generally.”

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