Monthly Archives: May 2005

We’re #1!, no.. ..wait #4!, no wait..

I attended the Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet last night. Lovely affair. Lots of positive energy – oozing it. You would think it was Phoenix in that room. Don’t get me wrong. I think we need to project this type … Continue reading

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Post-Budget Report to New Brunswickers

I just got home from work and there in the mail was a 12 page ‘Post-Budget Report to New Brunswickers’ from the government. I expected to open it up and read: Fellow citizens, I regret to inform you that we … Continue reading

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Why no Near Shoring?

I have stated before in this blog that ‘near shoring’ should be part of New Brunswick’s economic development strategy. For the past 5-6 years, outsourcing IT and back office functions to India and other ‘offshore’ locations has grown substantially. However, … Continue reading

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Good ol’ days

I have been preoccupied in recent months trying to find out exactly when were the ‘good ol’ days’ in New Brunswick. When was the period in our history where our economy was booming, people were moving here in record numbers … Continue reading

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Here comes the Lord, again…

Once again, the Times & Transcript is leading the charge to promote Premier Lord as the rightful head of the federal Conservative Party. And, once again, I marvel at their rationale. Let me just say that I think Premier Lord … Continue reading

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Golly, gee whiz

Well, no sooner had I written a blog about the need for Canada to stop with all the rhetoric and start doing something to redress our declining position in the world, when I stumbled across another disturbing warning sign. According … Continue reading

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The gravy keeps on comin’

It seems like every other day there is a new multi-million dollar investment from the Federal government into business projects in Ontario and Quebec. The lastest is a $65-million contribution from Ontario and the federal government toward a Navistar research … Continue reading

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Tone down the rhetoric, please

I couldn’t believe it when I heard in on the radio this morning. Upon reflection, however; it seems inevitable. Politics in 21st Canada has become about marketing. About rhetoric. It’s not about getting things done, it’s about looking like you … Continue reading

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Don’t crow too much

The Federal Libs have survived their confidence vote. Now let’s hope we will get some normalcy in politics for awhile. I believe that there has been limited debate on the economic performance of Canada in recent years. I am typically … Continue reading

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Spem reduxit

You learn something new every day. I just found out (stumbled across) New Brunswick’s motto – Spem reduxit – which means “hope restored”. Sounds like a good motto for 2005. In a time of declining population, rural exodus, no immigration … Continue reading

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