Monthly Archives: April 2006

New, er trade development program

I was driving over to Riverview on Saturday when I saw a motorcade of about 6-7 official looking vehicles and we were made to pull over. I figured Harper was in town for that 500 bucks a head fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Machine

Wow, This freaks me out. I was responding to Scott’s post about the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and making a particularly cranky point and then I went to save the post and guess what the Word Verification letters were? … Continue reading

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‘Maritimization’ of the Ontario economy

Working my way through Savoie’s book: Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the Maritimes. Usually, I would have read that thing over a weekend, but things have been fast and furious in this corner of cyberspace over the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Want to track FDI into NB?

Industry Canada’s Invest in Canada web site tracks FDI investments into Canada by province. Before you click on the link, a few caveats. One, this database is far from complete. I know of a few projects that aren’t in for … Continue reading

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Media should show at least a minimum level of objectivity

I know that I pick on Al Hogan a lot but if you know me you know that I firmly believe that the media has a critical role to play if a place like New Brunswick is ever to turn … Continue reading

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The CBC is reporting that Premier Bernard Lord’s press secretary Chisholm Pothier has resigned after distributing a letter to the media that included a New Brunswicker’s personal information including drunk driving record. Now, I’m not going to beat a man … Continue reading

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CGI Group – whither thou goest?

Remember this name well, CGI Group. This firm invested heavily in New Brunswick. Set up their ‘G-Lab’ research laboratory in Fredericton. Has considerable employment in Saint John. It is top notch IT company with 25,000 global employees. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Would you like Frye with that?

Sorry to talk about the T&T twice in one day but it would seem my previous blog on the lack of T&T coverage of Northrop Frye was somewhat inaccurate. It seems that Al Hogan likes the festival after all judging … Continue reading

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Al Hogan on Vacation?

Imagine a negative economic story in the Times & Transcript. Then imagine a negative economic story in the Times & Transcript that doesn’t include a ‘we’re encouraged’ quote from the Premier or a Cabinet Minister. Imagine a negative economic story … Continue reading

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NB Budget 2006-2007

I got my Budget 2006-2007 briefing in the mail today. As with the ‘Report Card’ and the ‘Prebudget briefing’ documents, I continue to be amazed that the government can spend what must amount to several hundred thousand dollars each time … Continue reading

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