NS tourism headquarters heading to Windsor

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Mayor Paul Beazley, left, thanks Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris for bringing some good news to Windsor.

TC • Media – Windsor is about to benefit from the NDP’s jobsHere strategy.

Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris visited the Haliburton House Museum today, Sept. 6, to announce the provincial government’s intent to have the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency’s headquarters operating out of Windsor by September 2013.

The location of the government building has yet to be determined, but Paris said work is underway to find a location fitting for an agency with 34 office staff. He told reporters he hopes the move will be “cost neutral.’’

Staff at the now Halifax-based tourism agency learned of the decentralization move the morning of the announcement, Paris said.

When asked how the affected staff reacted, Paris said it would be fair to assume they would need some time to let the news “sink in.”

The CAO of Windsor, Louis Coutinho, said the government sending more high-paying jobs to the area may encourage more outside business owners to learn a little more about what the town has to offer.



Organizations: NDP, Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development, Haliburton House Museum Nova Scotia Tourism Agency

Geographic location: Windsor, Paris

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  • johnny smoke
    September 10, 2012 - 08:35

    Did Percy consult with Joan Jessome and her cohorts first, just ask Mr. Corbett how he handled the "NO,no we will not go" response, remember it is the public service who rules the province not the political figure heads who stop by every few years or so in order to pick up pay and pension cheques.