Jan. 30, 2007
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Self-Sufficiency Task Force has launched three Internet-based tools to enable online discussion about the issues facing New Brunswick and suggest options for its future.
The tools, located at http://www.gnb.ca/2026, include a discussion forum, an online survey and an online link to send formal submissions to the task force.
"We're asking some questions and we're very interested in the answers that will be posted," task force co-chair Gilles Lepage said. "We invite New Brunswickers to visit the site, download our documents and then share with us their perspective on how we can meet the challenges before us."
There are seven discussion forums, each dedicated to a wider exploration of the realities laid out in the first discussion paper, The New Brunswick Reality Report: At the Crossroads.
"These realities are the starting point for our conversation, the seven things we believe must occur if we are to achieve self-sufficiency by 2026," task force co-chair Francis McGuire said. "These are issues that impact all areas of New Brunswick."
The seven realities are:
The task force has also introduced an online survey to gauge users' opinions on some of the suggestions raised by the task force. The third tool allows users to send presentations and papers to the task force on any of the issues raised during the project.
The information gathered through the online tools will be reflected in the task force's final report.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brendan Langille, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-5070.