Many in this Province have done well even if national statistics suggest we have more work to do. High personal debt levels, poor retirement readiness, health care issues and job security challenge us, as they do other Canadians.
Newfoundland and Labrador is engaged in a seemingly endless process of transition. The emptying of hundreds of rural communities is a continuing flag giving confirmation that the last threads of an enduring rural culture can no longer resist the attraction of larger towns.
Perhaps it is our lot, as a society, that we are forever in the grip of fundamentally painful change.Yet, the Province has prospered even if many have not landed on the sweet side of the economic divide.