Monthly Archives: November 2005

GDP per ‘Crap’ita

This is in response to ‘Anonymous’ who sent over the TJ article this morning entitled: “Fishing lodge guest praises Lord in column”. I won’t deconstruct this article in its entirety. I think that Premier Lord is an excellent salesperson who … Continue reading

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Conspiracy!

Premier Lord is on the national speaking circuit outlining how Canada should deal with the rise of the sovereignist movement in Quebec. After his advice to Rootin’ for Hooton, maybe this is more than meets the eye. Here’s the scenario. … Continue reading

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Redux: Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on your way out

Want to know the difference between the three provinces that are in population decline? Only one doesn’t admit it. Saskatchewan has made population decline its top issue. Newfoundland and Labrador seems to discuss it ad nauseum. However, that pesky province, … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to turn out the lights

Once in a while, I get a reminder that New Brunswick’s problems are not unique to New Brunswick. Here’s the first sentence in Jeffrey Simpson’s G&M column today: It’s an old, cruel joke, the one about the last person leaving … Continue reading

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Trevor Holder – Full of Piss and Wind

HeroesFifteen long years on a losing streak and a lot of bodies unburied and there comes a time when you cannot turn the other cheek you have got to ride the ferry past the battered old bodies of dead dead … Continue reading

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Three news snippets today

It’s a crazy time in my work world so no pithy comments or self-ascribed dogma today. Just a few quick points from the news yesterday: 1. Is it just me or are Fed-Prov relations in New Brunswick reaching a new … Continue reading

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Economic development 101, 102, etc.

I read this weekend a letter to the editor in a Jamaican paper and it really piqued my curiosity. A Mr. Spence wrote that “Wealth creation should be taught in schools”. He chastises politicians for not talking about economic issues … Continue reading

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Halifax releases economic strategy

I spend a lot of time looking at economic development strategies and as far as it goes, the new economic strategy for the Halifax Regional Municipality looks like a keeper. It was quarterbacked by the Greater Halifax Partnership’s Chief Economist … Continue reading

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A tip of my hat to Claudette

I am sure over the next few weeks there will be a lot of talk about Claudette so I won’t dwell on it except to say a few things. As the only Federal cabinet minister from Moncton since the 1910s, … Continue reading

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Your daily ‘tee hee hee’ moment from the Times & Transcript We Say page

Saturday, Nov 19th: We Say: New bridge a reflection of Metro Moncton’s vitalityThere are many people who deserve praise for the new bridge. Certainly Premier Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Percy Mockler were front and centre in negotiations for the … Continue reading

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