The Mailbag - 2007 - A
Selection of Letters Received at our Office
December 22, 2006
We have rescheduled the Eastern Shore discussion for Thursday
January 25th at 7:00 P.M. at the Oyster Pond Fire Hall,
Oyster Pond. (Turn left on 150 Old Trunk Road, off Highway
Ms. Gail Martin
Dear Ms. Martin:
As you may be aware, in April 2007, the Greater Halifax
Partnership and the Halifax RDA will no longer operate as
two, separate economic development organizations. In their
place will be one New Entity, with one board, one focus,
one mission, one sense of vision, and one goal: to deliver
economic growth that serves the community the whole
community of HRM.
As part of our efforts to ensure a smooth transition to
this New Entity, we are seeking your views as part of a
series of roundtable discussions. The primary purpose is
to draw upon the experience and perspective of those who
are making things happen in HRM; those whose ideas can help
drive economic and community development.
Why? Because we believe it is important to consult the
people who have a vested interest in how our regional economy
will grow. You have been identified as one of these people,
and we would benefit from the opportunity to sit and listen
to you and your fellow stakeholders.
We hope you will join us for this intimate, informal discussion
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Centre By The
Sea, 9411 #7 Highway Musquodoboit Harbour
(approximately 1km east of the West Jeddore Rd)
We are interested in your views and the cross-pollination
of ideas that naturally occurs when people gather in a room
for conversation. What we discuss will be captured and used
to inform our thinking. You will not be identified in any
way to others outside the meeting. This is to ensure that
those taking part feel confident to engage in open and candid
Please confirm you attendance with Heather Blakeney, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 490-6000 by January 5.
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and vitality. Visit the new Halifax, NS and experience the
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we headed? Common Dreams offers an eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking
news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives that are increasingly hard
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Council of Canadians
As a government and corporate watchdog, the Council offers a critical voice
on key national issues. Since 2004, the Council has focused on fighting deeper
economic integration with the United States. This includes building popular
opposition to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, an agreement
reached by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in 2005, that is paving the way for Canada
to integrate our security measures with those of the United States, surrender
control of our energy supplies, sell off our water, and harmonize our medical
drug testing policies with lower U.S. standards.
TheCouncil of Canadians has run highly influential citizen campaigns against
cutbacks and changes to Canada's system of public pensions, the proposed mergers
of four of the country's biggest banks, and the introduction of Bovine Growth
Hormone into the nation's milk supply. The Council has also worked with groups
and individuals across the country to fight the alarming concentration of media
ownership in Canada. More recently, the Council has launched campaigns to prevent
the bulk export of Canada's fresh water and to protect Canada's public health
care system from privatization.
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