Monthly Archives: January 2006

Downloading without the funding

A common complaint at the provincial government level and at the municipal level is that their big buddies at the higher level of government like to download services without proper funding. Well, we are now seeing this in a fashion … Continue reading

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State support ‘crucial’ to compete on world stage

The issue of subsidies – of any form – to industry continues to be a controversial activity (except for agriculture where the majority of Canadians seem to be highly supportive). In fact, I am even opposed to subsidization of bad … Continue reading

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Quebec keen to attract Indian investments

I have been saying in this blog that New Brunswick needs to harness the growth of India’s outsourcing market by becoming a ‘nearshore’ partner with Indian firms. I have said that we should be attracting India’s top firms to establish … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the road: Quebec City

I’m in Quebec to see a client. First point. Don’t always trust MapQuest.com. I downloaded directions and ended up on the other side of the city from my hotel. Second point. Who is Gilles Duceppe? Driving through Quebec in riding … Continue reading

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Election race tightens

For those obsessed with polls, it seems the trend in this federal election is mirroring last year – with the exception that it started a little late. The new Leger poll puts the Tories up by 9%. The Strategic Counsel … Continue reading

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Building attractive communities

David Beurle, from Melbourne, Australia is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in community development – particularly small communities. He was the keynote speaker at the Anchors Away conference in Iowa recently. Beurle cited a phenomenon in … Continue reading

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Going to a funeral

“Look it”, “Fundamentally,” “Let me tell you,” “,” “This is an absolute priority.” -Paul Martin This isn’t a blog about politics but I guess I can give myself a little leeway. I’m no fan of Paul Martin. I think the … Continue reading

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Where are the lobbyists?

Like ’em or hate ’em, Moncton’s Petitcodiac Riverkeeper must be considered a successful lobby group. The issue of removing the causeway from Moncton to Riverview was a backburner issue before the Riverkeeper rolled up its sleeves and got to work. … Continue reading

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Zoo Station

There are basically three types of fans of the popular rock band U2. There are the nostagics. These are folks that loved the band’s early music up until about The Joshua Tree. For them things slipped after that time and … Continue reading

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Time to get serious

Another sign that prosperity rules in New Brunswick. According to a recent Times & Transcript article: It’s the make or break year for the UPM Miramichi Mill.Sharon Pond, UPM Miramichi spokeswoman, said company officials have said that the Miramichi location … Continue reading

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