Monthly Archives: August 2005

EI up, employed down

EI claims in New Brunswick were up 5.8% according to new data Statistics Canada (year over year from June 2004 to June 2005). During the same time, the number of working New Brunswickers only dropped by 0.2%. According to the … Continue reading

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Need to get on the map

A few day ago I wrote a blog on the issue of presence in the United States. That very few people even know where Atlantic Canada is let alone its business environment and potential. I further made the case for … Continue reading

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Come a long way

I went to a conference in the mid 1990s where the Governor of Maine at the time, Angus King, went on and on about how NB Premier Frank McKenna was his ‘hero’ and ‘role model’ and such things. Now, Maine … Continue reading

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Robert Irving for Premier

If you have been reading my comments regarding ‘young’ Premiers in New Brunswick, you will know that this trend has disturbed me over the years. Why do we need to elect young, unexperienced lawyers and then ask them to oversee … Continue reading

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What New Brunswickers Want – Or Should Want

After reading another one of Al Hogan’s cooing and gurgling pieces about Premier Lord, it got me thinking maybe I am wrong. Maybe Al’s right. Maybe Premier Lord is an outstanding leader and will go down in history as one … Continue reading

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Start ‘Moncton’ Up

Start Me Up The Rolling Stones are coming to Greater Moncton. This is a great story for our region. Our small community is featured on the same list as Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Rio De Janeiro and Mexico City. We … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the road – Washington

I journeyed down to Washington this weekend to see the Expos – er, Nationals play. After being a fan for 25 years, a little thing like changing cities wouldn’t sway my allegiance. But after spending a few days in the … Continue reading

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Al’s ‘uncanny’ comments

I know I said I would lay off Al Hogan over at the T&T but I just couldn’t resist discussing today’s ‘We Say’. Here it is: We say: N.B. has an uncanny ability to produce national quality leaders Thinking of … Continue reading

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Context, SVP

You know, one of the things that is most frustrating about journalists in New Brunswick is that they never seem to put economic matters into a context that provides the reader a complete picture of the actual story. For example, … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Talk about spooky. I just came across a story in the Liverpool Daily Post in the UK. Here’s a quote: Frank McKenna said: “This is a sad day for Liverpool, sending a signal to the world that we are a … Continue reading

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