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Registration closing Tuesday for Employers’ Council Conference


National Post columnist and CBC panelist Andrew Coyne will provide the keynote address at the 2015 NL Employers’ Council (NLEC) conference “Boom, Bust or Business as Usual? Creating Opportunity in a changing Newfoundland & Labrador” Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel.

Former premier Roger Grimes is raising questions over the Williams government's latest plans for the Lower Churchill hydro development.

Coyne will give his take on what the new Trudeau Liberal government means for business, the economy, and Newfoundland and Labrador, a news release from the council said.

Sessions will also include a panel discussion, moderated by VOCM Open Line host Paddy Daly, on what the provincial election will mean for business. Taking place just four days before the election, Tim Powers of Suma Strategies, former Premier Roger Grimes; provincial NDP vice-president Kyle Reese and CBC provincial affairs reporter David Cochrane will analyze the election campaign, party platforms and strategy as they relate to business, the economy and the council’s advocacy issues. Conference speakers also include Craig Alexander, vice-president of economic analysis at the C.D. Howe Institute; Danielle Goldfarb, director of the Conference Board of Canada’s Global Commerce Centre and Deani Van Pelt, director of the Fraser Institute’s Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education.

Registration for the conference is available at www.nlec.nf.ca and will close at the end of the day Tuesday. Companies can receive one free registration for every three people registered.

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