Publication du rapport des conseillers économiques

first_imgUn comité de conseillers économique a déclaré, aujourd’hui 13 novembre, qu’un simple retour à une forte croissance économique ne suffira pas à mettre fin au déficit croissant de la province. « La Nouvelle-Écosse fait face à un défi financier très sérieux et elle devra prendre des décisions difficiles dans les mois et les années à venir, a dit Donald Savoie, président du comité. Le gouvernement ne peut pas rester sans rien faire. Plus précisément, le statu quo n’est tout simplement pas viable. » Le comité, formé en août afin d’établir des options visant à relever les défis financiers auxquels la Nouvelle-Écosse fait face, recommande au gouvernement d’éponger le déficit d’ici 2012-2013. Il propose d’atteindre cet objectif par une augmentation des taxes, une réduction des dépenses et un nouveau programme de croissance économique. Les recommandations spécifiques incluent : Mettre en place un processus de consultation efficace afin d’aider les Néo-Écossais à comprendre l’ampleur du problème Envisager une augmentation de deux pour cent de la TVH tout en offrant des mesures de protection aux familles et personnes à faible revenu, et une augmentation de l’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers Lancer un exercice transparent d’examen des programmes conçu pour aller au-delà d’une réduction générale des dépenses, qui serait mis en œuvre sur un cycle de planification de trois à quatre ans Promouvoir un meilleur climat des affaires en renforçant la productivité de la province et en rehaussant le niveau de spécialisation de la main-d’œuvre Examiner la prestation des services publics par le gouvernement afin d’en améliorer la coordination Créer un conseil du premier ministre sur l’économie Le comité appuie la décision du gouvernement d’abroger la loi sur l’équilibre budgétaire. Le comité consultatif économique a formulé ces recommandations après avoir considéré les commentaires d’un échantillon représentatif de Néo-Écossais et après avoir produit des documents de mise en contexte sur des sujets tels que la gestion des dépenses, les méthodes de production de recettes, la croissance économique et les façons de rendre la vie plus abordable pour les Néo-Écossais. Les membres du comité sont : Pour consulter le rapport intégral (en anglais seulement), visitez le www.gov.ns.ca/tpb. M. Savoie, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en administration publique et en gouvernance, Université de Moncton Elizabeth Beale, présidente du Conseil économique des provinces de l’Atlantique (CEPA) Tim O’Neil, ancien vice-président de la Banque de Montréal et ancien président du CEPA Lars Osberg, professeur-chercheur au département d’économie, Université Dalhousielast_img read more

Viewers found relief from grimness with TVs funandgames

by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 11:50 am MDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Viewers found relief from grimness with TV’s fun-and-games In this image released by NBC, Sofie Dossi performs on an episode of the talent competition series, “America’s Got Talent.” Boosted by “America’s Got Talent,” NBC led the networks overall with a prime-time average of 4.9 million viewers. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The news was awful again last week, but viewers found some refuge in TV’s fun-and-games.In the Nielsen Top 20, no fewer than 11 programs were reality-competition and game shows (including the week’s most-watched series, two editions of “America’s Got Talent”). Add to that baseball’s All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby and “The ESPY Awards,” and clearly viewers were eager for some relief.Boosted by “America’s Got Talent,” NBC led the networks overall with a prime-time average of 4.9 million viewers. Runner-up ABC had 4.7 million, while CBS had 4.4 million. Fox, with 3.3 million, got a much-needed shot in the arm with its All-Star Game telecast (which drew 8.71 million viewers).Univision had 1.8 million viewers, Telemundo had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, and the CW had 980,000 for the week.Fox News Channel once again was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.75 million viewers during another busy news week. HGTV had 1.49 million, USA had 1.41 million and ESPN had 1.33 million.In the evening news derby, NBC’s “Nightly News” regained the top spot with an average 7.9 million viewers, top-ranked every night including Friday, when it was the only newscast of the three to be anchored (by Lester Holt) from Nice following the terrorist attack. In second place was ABC’s “World News Tonight” with 7.6 million while the “CBS Evening News” had 6.5 million.For the week of July 11-17, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 11.85 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.54 million; MLB All-Star Game, Fox, 8.71 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.17 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 7.77 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.22 million; “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 7.16 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.87 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 6.34 million; “Night Shift,” NBC, 6.28 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. ESPN is co-owned by The Walt Disney Co. and the Hearst Corporation.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

Nursing students learn and share in Swaziland

Nursing student Marron McLean helps distribute Canadian flags in Swaziland.In their four years as university students, Brock’s future nurses had never been in such high demand.Patients walked long miles over stony ground to the nursing clinics where they worked. People traveled two hours to hear them speak.But that’s the kind of responsibility and enrichment a dozen students experienced on the first-ever international Brock Nursing trip to Swaziland.The Brock delegation took a shipment of supplies, including this doll shown with a Swazi mother and child.In a new community health course, which will be offered each spring, students will learn in the African country where health care is in great demand. The first group returned on June 18 after three weeks of working and learning in rural nursing health clinics and participating in 72 home visits, where they learned the value of their expertise. The students also gave presentations to audiences who traveled long distances.“It was an opportunity for them to see nursing practiced with limited resources in a way that requires a lot of resilience and adaptation,” said Melanie Stansfield, professor in Brock’s Department of Nursing. “They learned that their services can cross any border.”The program is offered in connection with the Nazarene College of Nursing in Swaziland. The ailments in the communities they visited were severe. In various regions of Swaziland, 40 to 60 per cent of the population has HIV/AIDS, and many have tuberculosis.“The students really gained insight into how privileged they are and how privileged our medical system is,” Professor Karyn Taplay said.The group assessed many grandmothers who are caring for multiple grandchildren because the middle generation has suffered high mortality from AIDS. One student was overcome with emotion when a father asked her to take his daughter to Canada where she would have a better life.The students also raised more than $2,000 to provide supplies to the areas they visited.Forty-two students were interested. Taplay and Stansfield narrowed down the group with an application process. There are already requests for next year, Taplay said.The majority of the students were from Niagara communities such as St. Catharines, Fonthill and Smithville.Nursing student Danya Sceppacerqua makes new friends. read more