Monthly Archives: March 2005

Times & Trash-script goes way too far

I am not sure what’s worse. The province for trying to massively exaggerate its small business tax break or the Times & Trash-script for printint it – without even thinking for a minute about the absurdity of what they are … Continue reading

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Benefits of the big fish

I have always believed that you need to attract large anchor companies to support a region’s economic development – especially economically depressed areas such as Atlantic Canada. My pleas have gone unnoticed as the projects being attracted to the region … Continue reading

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So heavenly minded, no earthly good

My father, a former Baptist minister, used to say that people could be so heavenly minded they were no earthly good. The interpretation of this saying is simple. For a Baptist, people are put on this world for a reason. … Continue reading

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Vroom, Vroom goes the economy

For those of you interested in New Brunswick political trivia, Vroom-Vroom was the nickname of old Tory cabinet minister Jean Gauvin as a result of his penchant for fast cars. But this blog is not about Jean – although many … Continue reading

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Hrabluk the statistician

You would think that Lisa Hrabluk is on the provincial payroll. Her columns continually put forward positive images of the provincial government and its programs in economic development, education and other key areas. This despite the fact that we are … Continue reading

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Immigration, what immigration?

Occasionally, I criticize the subsidies for farmers and I am not backing away from that position. However, you know what I like about farmers? You can’t fake farming. Crops either grow or they don’t. That’s refreshing. Unfortunately, in the realm … Continue reading

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Welfare rates in New Brunswick

Just a quick blog today. I believe that social programs such as welfare are a necessary part of society. They should be a safety net for folks that fall through the cracks. I truly believe that how we treat the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone – T&T Style

Now any of you that read my blog on a regular basis will know that I am not the biggest fan of the Times & Transcript. I believe they continue to use their medium to advance very narrow ideas that … Continue reading

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Building Permits down sharply

It would seem that if you want endless, day in/day out stories about Cath Labs, you should read the Times & Transcript on a daily basis. If you want any economic data or important statistics, you better look elsewhere. The … Continue reading

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Sheep, cattle & economic development

No, this blog will not evaluate the role of agriculture in economic development. Rather, it will be a reflection on something that my father said to me this weekend. He was rambling about Paul Martin and his ‘dithering’ when he … Continue reading

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