Monthly Archives: August 2006

All’s Quiet On The Inner City Front

All’s Quiet On The Inner City FrontBruce Cockburn1981 Blue billboard on the roof next doorMakes a square of light on the kitchen floorSmokes rises from a cigaretteThere’s a dull glisten where the table’s wetSoft breath rises from the bedA thousand … Continue reading

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CRA poll has Tories up by 7 points

This is bad news for the NB Liberals. I wouldn’t trust a Bristol poll as far as I could throw it, but CRA’s stuff is usually bang on. Remember 2003. Anyway, the CRA poll shows that almost 6 out of … Continue reading

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Comin’ back up the road: Part 145

Premier Bernard Lord has announced a campaign promise to attract 2,500 former New Brunswickers back to the province. Lord says the four-year repatriation plan would build on one his government put in place in 2003. He says the original goal … Continue reading

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On being a CBC employee

You must require a thick skin to be a CBC journalist. There are whole blogs dedicated to hammering the CBC and even in New Brunswick, there are a few bloggers who hammer away with no apparent reason. So, one of … Continue reading

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You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?

Remember that slick scene from Taxi Driver in 1976 with Robert De Niro? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the @#$! else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m … Continue reading

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Step right up, folks

And now we present the Great Lordini and the spectacular vanishing Prosperity Plan. It will thrill you, and chill you like nothing you have ever seen. Brought to you by: Bristol Communications – The poll results you want to see… … Continue reading

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There go the waffles

I know that I am starting to get old when the companies brought here under McKenna start closing their doors. There have been several high profile call centres shut down including Sun Life’s Moncton facility – going back five years … Continue reading

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Goin’ down the road: Part 342

It’s now official. My brother told me last week he has received a job offer in the US and he will be taking it. His family of six will be packing up and leaving for greener pastures. This means they … Continue reading

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The brain drain

The so-called ‘brain drain’ seems to be on everybody’s mind these days – most likely because there’s an election coming. In 2003, the Tories promised to review the post-secondary education system in New Brunswick. That has not happened – although … Continue reading

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Where are the jobs?

I posted a blog last week on the employment by occupation data from Statistics Canada. I looked at the last five years of Lord versus the last five years of the Liberal administration. The reason for this was simple. McKenna … Continue reading

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