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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/29/2004

‘NEW SCOTLAND’ GRADS BECKONED ‘HOME’

ANTIGONISH, N.S. —

Worried about a shortage of skilled workers, Scotland’s top Catholic cleric called on Nova Scotia university grads to start their careers in Scotland, in a convocation address at St. Francis Xavier University earlier this month. The young grads of “New Scotland” should return “to the home of your ancestors,” he urged. “Having benefited so much from your own education here in the University of St. Francis Xavier and appreciating all that Scotland has given to Canada, especially over the last 200 years, perhaps it is time for the young people of Canada to think of returning to Scotland to help rebuild that Scotland to occupy a leading role in the world of today,” he said.