On April 5, 2004, CBC reported that “[t]here will be no more loans or grants to small businesses from the province. Businesses will have to make do with tax incentives.” and quoted Development Minister Mike Currie:
“We’ll have to learn to be more creative and innovative and make do with what we have,” says Development Minister Mike Currie. “I have a very capable staff and I’m certain we’ll come with the right answer for the private sector.”
Today the CBC reports “P.E.I. first to bite sandwich deal” and says:
The owner of a New Brunswick sandwich company said he’s moving to western P.E.I. because the provincial government was the first to offer him cash upfront.
Apparently staff will have to be “more creative and innovative” at some later date.