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Public Goods and Good Jobs: The Byrne Report and the Labour Question in New Brunswick, 1963–1968

Document type Article
Author Frank, David
Journal Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Revue d'histoire de la region atlantique
Volume 45
Date 2016-05-18
ISSN 1712-7432
Pages 91-101


When Professor Murray Young was teaching his pioneering courses on New Brunswick history up to what was then the recent past of the 1960s, colleagues would ask him what text he was using for the contemporary period. His answer was the Byrne Report. Students in that class learned how to read tables of data and lists of recommendations, and they came to appreciate the Report of the Royal Commission on Finance and Municipal Taxation as one of the most significant documents in the historical evolution of the province. --Introduction