Edward Island's Community Learning Network
The population of Prince Edward Island has grown from 136,000 people in 1996 to 139,000 as of December 2000.59 Primarily the province's economy is driven by the agriculture and fishing industries. Both industries employ a significant number of the labour force. As of January 2001 the unemployment rate for the province at 11.8 per cent is almost double the national rate. Youth unemployment is currently at 16.3 per cent.60
The first CLN project moved into the development stage on March 15th, 2001. The sponsor organization La Société Saint Thomas D' Aquin (SSTDA) is located in Summerside. If successful, SSTDA is planning to implement a virtual cultural intra-network that would integrate the five Acadian regional groups that are dispersed throughout the province.
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