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dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-09T15:46:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T15:46:54Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation MacLachlan, I. (1992). Regional diversification policy in Alberta. Alberta and Northwest Territories Journal of Planning Practice, 11, 35-55. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1248
dc.description.abstract On August 4, 1992 Western Diversification Canada (WD) celebrated its 5th birthday. This anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to examine WD's mandate and programs and to assess the allocation of funding under its various programs. This article opens with a framework for conceptualizing regional economic development policy in terms of sectoral diversification and spatial diversification. It then considers how the Economic Council of Canada's Western Transition (1984) contributed to WD's policy orientation. The circumstances surrounding the creation of WD, limitations of its initial program structure, and the principles underlying the newly created Western Diversification Program are described. The paper concludes with an analysis of WD approved projects in Alberta to highlight some of the trends in the regional and sectoral distribution of funding. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Alberta Association, Canadian Institute of Planners en
dc.subject Economic development projects -- Canada, Western en
dc.subject Canada, Western -- Economic policy en
dc.title Regional diversification policy in Alberta en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Geography en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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