Monthly Archives: February 2006

Hope we don’t get ‘Lynched’

It’s interesting how one meeting with a person can bias your opinion of them for a long time. I sat in on a meeting between Kevin Lynch, the new clerk of the Privy Council and a few business and community … Continue reading

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Fighting over people, Canada-style

As you know, my biggest annoyance about Canada over the past 15 years has been the breathtakingly deep disparity between the economic growth in a few regions of this country compared to everywhere else. Since 1991, the population of Canada … Continue reading

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Isn’t it nice to have money?

Dubai announces $15 billion investment to develop aerospace sectorCanadian PressPublished: Sunday, February 19, 2006 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The emirate of Dubai said Sunday it would invest $15 billion US to develop a range of airport and aircraft … Continue reading

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Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the Maritimes – Update

Donald Savoie’s new book is still not out (hopefully next month) but Chapters on line has an interesting write up on the book: Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the MaritimesAuthor: Donald J. Savoie From the Publisher“During his successful campaign to … Continue reading

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Ontario stealing our thunder

This stuff just drives me nuts (you may have to sign up to read this article). From the Toronto Star: “For the better part of the last decade, we were missing in action,” said Economic Trade and Development Minister Joe … Continue reading

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Prequalified for economic development

Have you ever been ‘prequalified’ for a loan? This issue of prequalification is starting to be all the rage in economic development. For several years now, U.S. states have been developing ‘megasites’ in advance of any specific project (I recently … Continue reading

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The front end of a mega trend

If you look at economic development in 20 or even 50 year chunk, there are some megatrends that influence the success or failure of a community, province/state or country. One of these trends relates to transportation. 100+ years ago, Parrsboro, … Continue reading

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On Pensions and Tanker

I was talking to an ex-MLA the other day and he expressed bewilderment with the fact that occassionally some irate constituent would call up and say that the MLA was only ‘in it for the pension’ or something to that … Continue reading

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New Brunswick – Apocolypse Now? When?

I have to admit since I started writing my blog in 2004, I am starting to see the themes that I have been promoting starting to get more prominence in the media in New Brunswick. I stake no claim to … Continue reading

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Al Hogan up to his old tricks

Leave it to Al Hogan over at the Times & Transcript to provide us with a nuanced and thoughtful account of the Tanker Malley defection. Today he runs a front page story about Tories being asked to sit as independents … Continue reading

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