Monthly Archives: October 2005

A fundamental difference of opinion

For those of you that wonder why I have such a negative opinion of the Moncton Times & Transcript, I offer up today’s ‘We Say’ editorial segment. This editorial summarizes perfectly why this newspaper is, in my opinion, a significant … Continue reading

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Internet Usage Stats

Since Scott was concerned about the Internet usage data, I thought I would repeat it again. I have shown a variation of this chart before. Don’t rub your eyes, you are reading this chart right. It’s Statistics Canada data. New … Continue reading

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In that highly successful comedy series from the 1960s, Hogan’s Heroes, one of the funniest characters was Sargeant Schultz who was famous for saying: I see nothing. I know nothing. Well, in Moncton, we have our own version of Hogan’s … Continue reading

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Al Hogan over at the Times and Trashscript ran a ‘semi-negative’ story on the economy today. However, even at that, the subtitle of the article “Atlantic Canada has ‘turned a corner’”. The article quotes some MPs being mildly optimistic. What … Continue reading

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Let’s be clear about one thing

Another Canadian Press article hammering AC and propping up Alberta. Economic boom in Alberta luring skilled workers from East Coasthttp://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/10/27/1281487-cp.html They quote some hapless ex New Brunswicker: Christie says he may go back to New Brunswick one of these days … Continue reading

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Atlantic Yarns, fables or myths

Just a quick note on the closure of Atlantic Yarns’ two plants in northern New Brunswick on the heals of a Fraser closure. This stuff happens. In the economy, some businesses fail and others succeed. Government’s should not be in … Continue reading

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Economic Transformation in Atlantic Canada

The Public Policy Forum held a conference entitled Economic Transformation in Atlantic Canada this week in Ottawa. The web site only contains a backgrounder and the ACOA minister’s speech and I haven’t read much about it in the press. I … Continue reading

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An unfortunate immigration story

As you know, everyone and their sister is talking up the need for immigration in Atlantic Canada. It has taken on the stature that ‘clusters’ had ten years ago. Even John Ibbitson, Mr. Six Cities Canada, says in his latest … Continue reading

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The blockbuster deal

Canadian Press is reporting today that the Newfoundland government will invest $10 million a year for at least the next three years to keep Abitibi Consolidated from closing its paper mill in Stephenville. In addition, the story states that the … Continue reading

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Investing in a New Pennsylvania

I have always liked Pennsylvania Governor Rendell ever since I got an email from him asking me if I wanted to expand my business in his state. After receiving that email, I did a little digging and while some of … Continue reading

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