I’ll take another quick swipe at NB’s media

I went to CanadaEast today and did a search on Halifax. I was looking for references in New Brunswick’s three main English language papers to the three major new businesses setting up in that city in the past 10 days.

Nada. I will say that sometimes the content in CanadaEast is not exactly the same as in the printed papers but I have to say I am shocked.

How can New Brunswickers challenge their government to do more when it comes to economic development if they are not even reading these stories? There have been stories on IcelandAir flying into Halifax. Why not stories on hundreds of new, high paying jobs?

If I hear have to read one more friggin’ tirade from Al Hogan about how stupid the City of Moncton is, I think I’ll…….

If these editors had brains the size of a walnut they would be writing stories about the growth of the financial services back office cluster in Halifax and challenging New Brunswick to rise to the competition.

How can New Brunswickers realize there is something wrong and realize there are ways to fix it if the main newspapers and other media won’t even talk about it?

If I was editor, I would write a large expose on these recent announcements and I would interview company officials to see if a) they were looking at NB and b) why they chose Halifax. If they weren’t looking at NB at all (like RIM), I would challenge the Minister of BNB to explain why.

But no, we’ll get more crap about the roads in Moncton.

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0 Responses to I’ll take another quick swipe at NB’s media

  1. Blackjack says:

    Simple enough really. Who would it suit if no inward investment came to NB? Who would it disrupt if the trade process became more competitive? Who owns the newspapers?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amen. For a smart guy David either doesn’t click in to the obvious, or simply refuses not to for some reason.

    IF people saw those kinds of jobs right next door wouldn’t they think: “what the hell do we want to be an energy hub for if we can get twice as many jobs from a freaking bank?”

    The time that you hear about jobs in THAT sector is the same time you hear that the “Irving Bank” is setting up shop.

    New Brunswick has ALWAYS been the place where raw materials are extracted as quickly and cheaply as possible. Now, people just need to be kowtowed enough so that Irving can also provide their energy, and use the land base for their dangerous operations.

    I just thought of yet another reason why nuclear is touted so highly in the province, its hard to argue against dangerous energy production when you are sitting on a stockpile of depleted uranium.

    It’s always great to see this blog challenging the Irving Press, the only surprise is the exasperated tone of it. Perhaps thats the flip side of viewing New Brunswick after being away, and thats not realizing who runs the province.

    As soon as it clicks in, everything falls into place and makes sense.

  3. MonctonLandlord says:

    “If I was editor, I would write a large expose on these recent announcements and I would interview company officials to see if a) they were looking at NB and b) why they chose Halifax. If they weren’t looking at NB at all (like RIM), I would challenge the Minister of BNB to explain why.”

    When first reported that RIM selected Halifax, few may know that the deal was discussed in Moncton at the Rolling Stones concert. RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie was at the concert at the invitation of GNS.

    “Balsillie credited Premier John Hamm for travelling to Waterloo about a month ago to pitch the benefits of Nova Scotia.

    At the time, the decision had been taken to go south of the border, but the Nova Scotia team persuaded the company to reverse its decision.

    Balsillie also said he spent hours chatting about the prospects of moving to the Maritimes with Scott Brison, the federal minister of public works, while the two were attending the recent Rolling Stones concert in Moncton, N.B., earlier this year. “

    source: http://www.canada.com/technology/story.html?id=593eece9-9316-43c4-8393-eab4ee0535b1

  4. MonctonLandlord says:

    What to do? Here is a clip circulating in the Province:

    “Discussions are underway with contacts in Alberta to develop a business agenda for the mutual interests of New Brunswick- Alberta that would seed relationships between New Brunswick and Alberta. According to one leading organization involved with advanced technologies, the Alberta ICT industry is now seeing its limitations on capacity and is looking outside for partnerships and sources of supply with a strong preference for as “nearshore” as possible.”

    For those interested:
    [email protected]

  5. scott says:

    There’s an annoncement in 30 minutes by Premier Graham in Sackville regarding a new company moving in.

    Ooops, I gave you a scoop!