Monthly Archives: May 2006

The Family Tree

My great great grandparents (all but one) were born, raised, lived and died in New Brunswick. My great grandparents were born, raised, lived and died in New Brunswick. My grandparents were born, raised, lived and died in New Brunswick. My … Continue reading

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Fairness matters in news coverage

New Flash! According to Al Hogan in todays T&T We Say: Fairness matters in news coverageOf course, Al is talking about the media’s unfair criticisms of Stephen Harper but to me if there was ever a case of the pot … Continue reading

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Equalized Confusion

I admit to some mixed feelings regarding the debate over Equalization. On the one hand, more dough from Ottawa would be a good thing, right? Or would it lead to more dependency and a worsening of our economic standing in … Continue reading

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Take a lesson from the Wildcats

I know a lot of people love to loathe the Irvings, a subject that I rarely wade into out of sheer lack of knowlege, but you have to admit Robert Irving’s handling of the Wildcat’s has been amazing. Never mind … Continue reading

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Get ’em while their young

I have been watching the Nova Scotia Liberals serve up their election promises over the past few days. I watch them particularly because the Tories are a known quantity and the NDP seem to be fairly clear in their position. … Continue reading

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Equalization debate heating up

David Ganong made a speech yesterday, it would seem arguing for more Equalization funding for New Brunswick but I thought his comments or the newspaper’s interpretation of them were confusing. Firstly, Ganong reportedly said: “… the point is not for … Continue reading

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Why I don’t trust entrepreneurs

Beyond the inflammatory title, I actually love entrepreneurs – I work for one – and I think they are a key part of the future for New Brunswick. But they are only a part. We need to have a solid … Continue reading

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Misery loves company

You know the old saying about misery loving company. Once in a while it is comforting to know that there are other areas that are just as mis-informed and backwards when it comes to economic development. The local newspaper in … Continue reading

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An ideological piñata?

Alec the Bruce is back at it doing a little whacking of his own. I don’t do a lot of linking to other blogs (I should do more) but this one is well worth the read. Unfortunately, through decades of … Continue reading

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Can’t government spend your way to prosperity

I have seen very little analysis of the rapid rise in provincial government spending since 1999. This is a bit perplexing considering that the bulk of the funding for this expansion of spending comes from federal transfer payments. So, I … Continue reading

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