NS must act now to retain its youth

June 24, 2015

According to Chronicle Herald contributor John Demont, if Nova Scotia wants to maintain its economic and cultural wellbeing, it must make greater efforts to provide better opportunities for youth living in the province. Among the many causes for NS’s departing youth, Demont cited the inability of these people to find good careers and suggested that the baby boomers are at least partly to blame, saying, “the best-educated generation in history sees the baby boomers holding on to their work cubicles for dear life.” While he sees some positive action taking place, such as the elimination of interest on the provincial portion of student loans, he argues that NS will have to do a lot more in the near future if it wishes to retain its young people. Chronicle Herald