CSLS-AIPR Workshop

CSLS-AIPR Workshop - The New Brunswick Economy: The Way Forward?

Delta Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 9-10, 2022

On June 9th and 10th, 2022, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), in collaboration with the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR), hosted a workshop in Fredericton, New Brunswick entitled "The New Brunswick Economy: The Way Forward." The event featured keynote speeches from David Campbell (Jupia Consultants) and Tony Venables (Oxford University, University of Manchester) regarding the state and outlook of the New Brunswick Economy, as well as a series of panel sessions focusing on specific topics including sustainability, immigration, productivity, and innovation. Participants spanned a diverse set of backgrounds, with delegates and panelists representing stakeholders from across the province including social, governmental, academic, labour, and private sector organizations.

Event Program
The List of Delegates

Keynote Speaker: David Campbell (Jupia Consultants) "The Role of Exports on the New Brunswick Economy"

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 PM
"Back to Basics? A sustainable growth agenda for New Brunswick requires a boost in exports"

Opening Session: "The New Brunswick Economy: Context for the Way Forward

Friday, June 10, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Chair: Patrick Lacroix (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

Panel 1: "The Emerging Economy for New Brunswick: Green, Blue, Digital?"

Friday, June 10, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Robert Campbell (Mount Allison University)
  • Adrienne O'Pray (McKenna Institute, UNB)

Keynote Speaker: Tony Venables (Oxford University and University of Manchester) "Regional Disparities, Growth and Inclusiveness: An Overview"

Friday, June 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel 2: "Growing the Supply Side of the Economy: Immigration, Workforce, Innovation and Productivity"

Friday, June 10, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Moderator: Doug May (Memorial University)
  • Jean Marc Ringuette (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW Local 502, NBBTU)

Panel 3: "Economic Opportunities and Challenges Posed by the Movement to a Net Zero Economy"

Friday, June 10, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Moderator: Don Wright (UNB Political Science)
  • Gaëtan Thomas (Conseil Èconomique du Nouveau Brunswick)
  • Andrew McLaughlin (Major Drilling)
  • Lionel Railton (International Union of Operating Engineers)