Monthly Archives: September 2005

Clarity, please, when reporting economic stats

The Telegraph-Journal is much better at reporting economic data than the Times & Transcript. In fact, in my opinion, the T&T is very selective and only reports economic stories that are positive (there are a few exceptions). But even in … Continue reading

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Moncton to Newark – a 10 year hurdle passed

Ever since I have lived in Moncton and before, there have been serious discussions about getting a direct flight from Moncton to some key hub in the United States. Local business people, residents and pontential investors in to the community … Continue reading

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Moncton is not multi-cultural

Couple of points on the Times & Transcript ‘We Say’ segment about immigration: 1. I fully agree we need more immigration. No debate. Kudos to Enterprise Greater Moncton for leading on this file. 2. The T&T states “We should also … Continue reading

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Sigh, once more

Those of you dedicated readers (yes, Mom, that’ s you) will recall my frustration with all this talk about ‘R&D’ in New Brunswick. You will recall that the Prosperity Plan calls for New Brunswick to be third in Canada among … Continue reading

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‘Share’ Alberta’s oil wealth?

This blog is picking up on a theme that I started a few blogs ago about the state of Confederation. Firstly, I disclaim all over the place, my knowledge of Canadian history – it is not that good and I … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Port of Halifax

Although you won’t read about it in the local media, the issue of port congestion is becoming a real problem for the North American transportation network. The rapid rise of Asian imports in to western Canadian and U.S. ports has … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Unemployment Rate Dips Below Canada’s

I remember how ‘proud’ Premier McKenna was when New Brunswick’s GDP per capita exceeded Nova Scotia’s for the first time in decades back in the mid 1990s. Of course, since than Nova Scotia has reclaimed that lead by growing faster … Continue reading

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Looking for info

I just read that Premier Lord will be the honorary chair for the first ever Learn @ Work Week, a national celebration of workplace learning and performance excellence. The Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) named Lord as the … Continue reading

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Daily smile (grimace) from the T&T

I have been trying to limit the bashing of the Times & Transcript in recent weeks but I had to chuckle on Saturday. The labour force survey was published on Friday and it revealed yet another drop in the number … Continue reading

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Rise again, New Orleans

There is a significant historical connection between Moncton and New Orleans – or more precisely, Acadie. I was in St. Malo, France last year and our Innkeeper told us that after WW2, the city rebuilt itself using the same stones … Continue reading

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