Leader and a Laggard : Manufacturing Industry in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. First Edition in dustjacket

By: GEORGE, Roy E.

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GEORGE, Roy E. A Leader and a Laggard: Manufacturing Industry in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(2),[3]-220,(2). Many tables in the text. 8vo, green cloth, black lettering to spine.

Vaison p.119.

"Advanced countries in all parts of the world are concerned with the geographical unevenness of their development. Canada's preoccupation is with the Atlantic province and for years government departments and agencies have tried to improve the region's economy. However, the evidence suggests that the economic gap between the Atlantic provinces and the rest of Canada has remained remarkably constant.

This persistent gap has no shortage of explanations: lack of resources, the cost of transportation, insufficient markets, and a poor supply of skilled labour are problems often mentioned. This study investigates how far these and other factors account for slow industrial growth.

The author compares two regions of Canada: Quebec and Ontario, which together are considered the industrial leader; and Nova Scotia, and industrial laggard. He compares the costs of inputs for an average manufacturing firm in Nova Scotia from 1946 to 1962 with what those costs would have been had the firm been located in the Quebec-Ontario region. The analysis includes relative wage rates, labour productivity, the costs of materials, energy, and fuel, rates of interest and investment, transportation charges, levels of local taxation, and the supply of business enterprise." - from the dust jacket.

Part I. Introduction.
1. The Background.

Part II. Cost Comparisons
2. The Method;
3. Labour
4. Materials and Fuel
5. Electricity
6. Capital
7. Product Transportation
8. Local Taxation
9. All Inputs other than Entrepreneurship
10. Entrepreneurship
9. All Inputs other than Entrepreneurship
10. Entrepreneurship

Part III. Policy Implications.
11. Justification, Objectives, and Methods of Policy
12. Cheapening Inputs
13. Stimulating Demand for Outputs
14. Breaking through the Non-economic Barriers.

Appendices :
A. Description of the Surveys;
B. Basic Statistics Relating to Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario Used in Compilation of Tables in Parts One, Two, and Three.
With index.

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Title: Leader and a Laggard : Manufacturing Industry in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: GEORGE, Roy E.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970, ISBN:0802016952:

Seller ID: 2379

Keywords: ECONOMICS INDUSTRY CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL ONTARIO QUEBEC NOVA SCOTIA HISTORY ECONOMIC INDUSTRIES COMMERCE FINANCE,