Monthly Archives: July 2005

Premier Lord: Master Tactician?

I don’t consider myself much of a political analyst but it never seemed to me that Premier Lord was much of a political tactician. In fact, it seemed to me that the day to day politics of being Premier pretty … Continue reading

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Tee hee hee

Was there ever any doubt that Premier Lord wouldn’t refurbish the Lepreau nuclear plant? Remember, last year he said it was uneconomical to refurbish and earlier this year he said that refurbishment would push up power rates by 6% for … Continue reading

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Newspaper editing

I’ve always had a secret interest in editing a newspaper. So, just for fun, I have ‘edited’ Al Hogan’s meaningless and unfounded diatribe against city hall. Just for your amusement. ******************** Nobody’s heard so why bother? We say: Citizens of … Continue reading

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Canada made me. How ’bout you?

I am reading through Norman Levine’s Canada Made Me – a book written in the 50s that paints a fairly bleak view of Canada. Levine meanders across Canada from Halifax to Vancouver and back and then writes up some gritty … Continue reading

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A little rant about Moncton (city)

I will remind frequent readers of this blog that I am a big supporter of Moncton. I think it’s a great city to live and work and as I have lived in seven other cities in my life – I … Continue reading

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Obsessed with being #1

In psychological terms, denial is a very powerful way to cope (or not) with a significant problem or crisis. When my wife moved here over a decade ago, besides the weather, there was one other thing about New Brunswick that … Continue reading

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Advice for Alec Bruce

In his T&T column Is leaving home the only option? written yesterday, Alec Bruce continues another in a long line of articles, commentaries, case studies and blogs about the structural economic troubles facing New Brunswick. I won’t comment on everything … Continue reading

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Memories, misty water-colored memories

Memories, Light the corners of my mind; Misty water-colored memories, Of the way we were; Scattered pictures, Of the smiles we left behind; Smiles we gave to one another, For the way we were;Can it be that it was all … Continue reading

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Oregon – who’d a thunk it?

You know the top reponse that people give me when I ask them why major manufacturing companies don’t locate in New Brunswick is we are too far from major markets. Funny. Oregon is 1,000 miles from LA, 1,400 from Phoenix, … Continue reading

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Three cheers for his Lordship

I just read that Dieppe’s Mayor Yvon Lapierre has resigned as mayor of Dieppe. This is a tremendous loss for the Greater Moncton region. Yes, I realize that Mayor Lapierre had a reputation for being a hard ‘butt’ but that … Continue reading

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