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 in the Times & Transcript that doesn’t do its best to put a positive spin on it. Of course you would have to eliminate Alec Bruce articles/commentary but…
So there we have it. In the T&T today:
N.B. economic growth slows down in 2005
Last year was the worst for the New Brunswick economy since the recession 15 years ago.
GDP growth just .5 per cent, second slowest in the country
And for good measure a quote from an economist actually telling the truth:
David Chaundy, senior economist with the Halifax-based Atlantic Provinces Economic Council said the weakness revealed in New Brunswick’s key industries is ominous.
“They are a big part of the economy and if they are going to be weak in the next three years then growth and therefore employment and incomes are going to be weaker,” he said.
“You can’t turn that around overnight but we do have to look at how we improve the competitive position of some of those firms that might still survive.”
That’s David Chaundy – not David Campbell – saying that.
And quoted in the Times & Transcript.
Either Al’s on vacation or…..