Monthly Archives: September 2006

Finally, NB does something right

I have beem combing the world looking for things that New Brunswick has done right. Excellence that started in our problem. Here’s an example. Service New Brunswick was cited as as model for government service delivery by the Center for … Continue reading

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Eat up!

If you like the tourism sector, this must grind your gourd a bit. Total food service sales in New Brunswick in July suffered the second highest decline but more importantly NB is second last in the country for per capita … Continue reading

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Comparing housing prices

This is kind of cool. It is an average housing cost comparison from around the world. All figures are in US dollars. The average house costs $1.8M in Beverley Hills, CA and $190k in Moncton, NB. However, that same house … Continue reading

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A Conservative oxymoron

From today’s Globe & Mail. The Conservative government won’t subsidize the proposed Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline, but Ottawa’s top negotiator said taking an equity stake in the struggling project is possible. “In the past … governments have participated in … Continue reading

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Brad Green must be scratching his head

Brad Green must be a bit cranky these days. You give the public sector the second highest increase in average weekly wages in Canada and they boot you out of office. Average weekly wages increased by over 25% according to … Continue reading

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Still think I’m wrong about Hogan?

Yesterday’s Statistics Canada population estimate shows that there are 2,313 less people in New Brunswick in 2006 compared to 2005. The population of young people dropped by over 4,000. This is the top headline story in the TJ, CBC and … Continue reading

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Another likely reason to have called the election

Today’s Statistics Canada release of new population figures are undoubtedly another reason why Premier Lord called the election. I am sure that certain elements of the media (and bloggers) would have tried to make hay with this data (except Al … Continue reading

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Moncton: Myth or Fact?

There’s a letter to the editor in the TJ today that I found interesting: Graham must unite the province There are a great many challenges facing New Brunswick’s new premier in the months and years ahead but in the immediate … Continue reading

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Slip sliding away, slip sliding away…..

In the “Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007” released today by the World Economic Forum, whose Canadian partner is the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, Canada moved down in the rankings over 2005’s results in both of its competitiveness indices. On the … Continue reading

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CBC Moncton wants to go FM

While Spink on It will undoubtedly reach for the Rolaids, I think this is a very good idea. I still think that the CBC plays an important role in the local media balancing the crap coming out of the Times … Continue reading

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