Much of the recent growth has been driven by international immigration and young people choosing to stay.
Nova Scotia is undeniably experiencing a period of unprecedented growth. Prior to 2014, Nova Scotia had been stagnant in terms of our population and economy for decades. According to StatsCan, 966,858 people call Nova Scotia home.
Our recent growth shows that a focus on increasing immigration while reducing red tape and barriers to free enterprise represents the best path to create prosperity.
Previous Nova Scotian governments tested the theory that massive deficit spending and bloated government programs would create growth. Instead, this resulted in decades of stagnation and led hundreds of thousands to flee our province.
As of June, Nova Scotia is just 30,000 shy of hitting the 1-million mark. Will we get there by the next census period in 2021? Only time will tell, but we have a fighting chance!