Monthly Archives: November 2006

By the way……

It seems to me that I took a little heat for my support of Iggy’s ‘nation’ within a united Canada status for Quebec. Now that Stephen Harper has brought forth the exact same concept, am I vindicated?

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Beware the vested interests

Every night is a different gameWe gotta work for our fortune and fameSuccess is a ladder take a step at a timeAnd the people will remember your name Yes I found out all the tricks of the tradeAnd that there’s … Continue reading

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A lament for a foot soldier

Tie me at the crossroads when I dieHang me in the wind ’til I get good and dryAnd the kids that pass can scratch their headsAnd say “who was that guy?”Tie me at the crossroads when I die Tie Me … Continue reading

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The banana is split over at the Times & Transcript

Anybody want to explain to me what is wrong with Al Hogan. He runs a story this morning entitled: “We’re worth more than Saint John“. I can’t link to it because it’s behind a password and in fact I won’t … Continue reading

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Paul Wells has turned from a journalist supporting Stephane Dion and disliking Michael Ignatieff to a zealot determined to bring down the Igster at all costs. His blog for the past 3-4 weeks has featured two things: 1) self promotion … Continue reading

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Picking on Ronald McDonald

I am well aware that New Brunswick leads all of Canada for obese children. I know the stats. But I am not sure that Draconian measures such as banning Ronald McDonald from NB schools is a good move. Firstly, if … Continue reading

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Which came first economic development or the egg?

Halifax gets 400 high end finance jobs in the fast growing hedge fund industry. New Brunswick gets 20 new jobs producing eggs in Sackville. The provincial government will provide Les Oeufs Bec-O Inc., a subsidiary of Burnbrae Holdings Inc., with … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Citco joins influx of hedge funds locating in Halifax

Did you know that the folks at NSBI get performance-based bonuses. Get prepared to shell out lots of dough, NS taxpayer, and be thankful for it: Citco joins influx of hedge funds locating in HalifaxHalifax Herald20/11/06 Page B5 Citco Group … Continue reading

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Leverage, take my advice

Remember how I said the NB government should develop a strong plan for economic development and then go ask the Feds to partner? I think that has to be the model. Take this new fund for Quebec. Various funding agencies … Continue reading

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