Government spending in Nova Scotia encompassed 60.2 per cent of the economy.
Atlantic Canada Prosperity
The province's private-sector investment per worker was $11,300—the lowest level in Canada and 47 per cent below the national average.
The province's spending is projected to increase by $664 million over the next three years.
Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.
In the Maritimes, a larger share of provincial revenue comes from Ottawa than in any of the other provinces.
The recent inflow of people to the region does not mean the problem of outmigration has been solved.
The province spent more per-capita on health care than any other province.
The province's net debt will top $2.6 billion, which breaks down to $16,285 per Islander.
More than 267,000 Atlantic Canadians currently receive some form of EI benefit.
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