The Star’s Martin Knelman asked Don Tapscott and other cultural heavyweights about the possibility of turning the shuttered Huronia hospital into a Banff Centre of the East.

“This could be the most important development for the region since the arrival of Samuel de Champlain,” says Tapscott, a prophet of the digital economy, a bestselling author and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. “This project’s impact goes far beyond the cultural benefits. It would provide massive economic benefits for the region and the province. It could become the hub of entrepreneurship and a major creator of new jobs.”

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