Monthly Archives: June 2005

No, that’s not my pseudonym

A gentleman by the name of Bernard Landry wrote a letter to the editor of the Telegraph-Journal today entitled Immigration: jobs first, people second. Now, either Mr. Landry reads this blog (which is doubtful) or he is one of a … Continue reading

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Pass the Pepto Bismol, please

I just read John McLaughlin, the President of UNB’s, comments in the Telegraph Journal and I had to reach for the Pepto. It seems every time I hear about this NextNB initiative, I get acid reflux. Mr. McLaughlin is rightly … Continue reading

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On beer and economic development

Last night at the theatre, I saw the new New Brunswick tourism advertisement that co-brands New Brunswick with Alpine beer. It’s a relatively good promotion with the actors singing ‘New York, New York’ while taking in New Brunswick’s top tourism … Continue reading

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Another day, another auto plant in Ontario

Ho hum, southern Ontario just won another auto manufacturing plant. A 1,500 person Toyota plant to be set up near Woodstock, Ontario. $600 million in new investment. A payroll that will likely top $65 million per year. Is there one … Continue reading

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And now… the rest of the story

There used to be an old commentator on U.S. radio namded Paul Harvey who became famous for his And Now the Rest of the Story segments. He would tackle some intiative from a new angle and provide insight that no … Continue reading

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Different approaches to promotion

Every province in Canada does some level of promotion to the outside world that it is a ‘great place for business’. Some do it better than others. I have often said that if you advertisments go to the U.S. or … Continue reading

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Al Hogan on the government payroll?

You would think that Al Hogan over at the Times & Trashscript must be on the government payroll the way he fills his ‘We Say’ editorial pages with glowing reviews of everything the government does. Today’s We Say is no … Continue reading

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Gross national happiness

The Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness is taking place in Antigonish this week. The conference is “profiling initiatives around the world that integrate sustainable and equitable economic development with environmental conservation, social and cultural cohesion, and good governance.” … Continue reading

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What are they teaching in schools these days?

A young person wrote a letter to the editor of the Telegraph Journal this week with an ambitious defense of the current government’s strategy for economic development. He stated in his letter that “New Brunswick’s economy has never been better“. … Continue reading

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Tip your hat to Harriet Gratian

I spend a lot of time talking about the need to bring in external businesses to set up here and create much needed jobs and economic growth. I think this is not only vital but essential to our economy surviving … Continue reading

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