ERIC Number: ED171486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Small- and Medium-Sized Communities in the Prairie Region.
Wellar, Barry S., Ed.
Four papers are featured. The first is a statistical overview and analysis of past, present and future happenings to small communities in the Region; it focuses on two indicators: (1) population growth or declining community class size and, (2) the changing distribution of commercial outlets by community class size. The other three papers report on provincial governmental policy and program intentions and actions having a bearing on the viability of small communities. "Balanced Population and Economic Growth Policy for Alberta" outlines basic foundations respecting economic policies and economic development goals. Elements of the Regional Development Program are discussed along with rural/urban development, rural development projects, regional business and industrial development, and communications strategy. The third paper summarizes public sector initiatives brought to bear upon small Saskatchewan towns; it discusses general and specific policy and program controls with specific reference to intergovernmental components. The final paper describes the agriculture/rural community situation prior to the introduction of the "Stay Option" in Manitoba, including the policy basis for the option, the program components, associated policy thrusts, and the impact upon the people and enterprises of the area. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada; Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Small Communities
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Regina, Saskatchewan, June 7, 1977); Some pages may not reproduce because of small print size