How things change....Southern Ontario now has it's own Fed economic development organization a la Western Economic Diversification (WED), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED-DEC). It's called FedDev Ontario.
It will be based in Kitchener and have a $200m annual budget, funded for five years.
Welcome, Eastern friends. Don't stick your elbows out to much !
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