Monthly Archives: September 2005

This just in – more moving out

In the former Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was in charge of all propaganda – right down to editing articles that would be printed in the local paper. You would think there is a lesson in there for the provincial government’s … Continue reading

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Did Moncton get hit by a Mack truck?

Last year, Canadian Business magazine ranked Moncton as the #1 place in Canada to do business. Less than a year later, the community has dropped to 13th place. How can that happen? What fundamentally changed in the past 9 months? … Continue reading

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No specific target – this time

I got a couple of calls regarding my comments about our mayoral choices and how we need to elect a Mayor that has a vision for the community, etc. I am not talking about a specific mayor. I am talking … Continue reading

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Al Hogan take heart

Al over at the T&T will be happy to know that the Times & Transcript is not the only media outlet to misreport economic data. Check out this report from CTV: Canada’s population growth second among G-8CTV.ca News StaffCanada had … Continue reading

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The Premier’s personal propagandist

If you read my blog, you know I am sometimes critical of the Times & Transcript for its bias in reporting political issues as well of its lack of balanced reporting on economic issues. I further maintain that a newspaper … Continue reading

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Quick note on gas prices

It’s amazing to me how quick governments are to say they can’t do anything about the price of gas. As reported this weekend in the local newspaper: Fuel tax accounts for 40 per cent of the price of fuel and … Continue reading

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13 straight years of out-migration – government pleased

According to the Times & Transcript today: The provincial government has nearly doubled its repatriation goal by attracting 550 former New Brunswickers to return to work in New Brunswick.Once again, the government is playing on people’s lack of knowledge and … Continue reading

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Closer To The Heart

Closer to The HeartAnd the men who hold high placesMust be the ones to startTo mould a new realityCloser to the heart The blacksmith and the artistReflect it in their artForge their creativityCloser to the heart Philosophers and ploughmenEach must … Continue reading

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An exercise in confusion

Sometimes I think that governments go out of their way to try and confuse people. Case in point, the pie charts the New Brunswick government have been using widely to show people where the money comes to pay for government … Continue reading

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T&T wants monopoly on local news

In today’s We Say segment of the Times & Transcript, they once again called for the abolishment of the CBC. If this happened, we would be relegated to getting local news from either the T&T or the 60 second blast … Continue reading

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