?On Jan. 25, 2013 Georgian students from the South Georgian Bay (SGB) Campus attended a roundtable discussion with The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology); Dr. Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey; Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper, Clearview Mayor Ken Ferguson along with many local employers including Blue Mountain Resorts, Agnora, Tatham and Associates, Canadian Mist and more. The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre was also at the table.
The focus of the roundtable was on pre-budget consultation and discussed the following:
Are there measures we can take to strengthen our economy in the face of global economic threats?
Are there any cost-neutral or low-cost measures to further solidify our economic recovery and position Canada to prosper over the long-term?
In what areas should we look for more efficient and effective spending?
How can the government further encourage economic growth and leadership in the economy?