HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2009 – Dr. James Stitt, professor of history at High Point University, presented his paper, entitled “Canada’s National Productivity Council,? at the 34th annual meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society in Grand Rapids.
His paper analyzed the National Productivity Council (NPC), composed of union and manufacturing representatives, and its creation by the Canadian government in 1960 to determine ways national industry could become more productive to compete better in world trade. The NPC, a product of a Conservative administration, ended when the Liberal Party won an election in 1963. The organization’s accomplishments were fewer than one would expect, considering the notoriety the NPC received.
At the meeting, Stitt was also reelected as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a second three-year term.
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