Monthly Archives: March 2007

Give a geek a hand, why don’t you?

Our old friend from Geeks on Ice sent me this. You should fill it out. Trevor is what you might call the ‘grass roots’. I am currently working on a university research project for my Bachelors Degree which examines whether … Continue reading

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Apologist for tax increases

Some have said that I am an ‘apologist’ for tax increases as I didn’t completely go nutso when the Libs raised taxes in the last provincial budget. Upon reflection, you are correct. I am an apologist for taxes. More specifically, … Continue reading

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Old NBTelers keep popping up everywhere

I have in the past lamented what happened to NBTel. Not what happened in a pragmatic sense. The telco sector was consolidating all over North America and NBTel was bound to be swallowed up in some Bell-icious moment. No, that’s … Continue reading

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Answers on per capita transfers

No one is talking about this. I listened to the better part of two hours of Rex Murphy’s call in (including our old friend Lisa Hrabluk) – nada. Nothing in the papers (that I read). But, yet, Ontario is very … Continue reading

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Hold on to your hat: A lamentfor dying SMEs and for what it’s worth…

I just got done reading the latest issue of Progress magazine. I really like it – the only tinsy flaw is that it tends to be a bit Pollyannish about the business community in Atlantic Canada. But maybe after all … Continue reading

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Digital media production favoured in Nova Scotia

I just read that Nova Scotia’s new budget contained a 35% tax credit for ‘digital media’ production. That should help spur a fledging animation/new media sector in Nova Scotia. There was a time when New Brunswick was at least attempting … Continue reading

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Calling Frank McKenna

Right up front, let’s be clear that I am not picking on either TD Bank or Frank McKenna. It’s just that I came across this information in their well written 2006 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and it helps support my … Continue reading

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Flaherty’s flatulation and health care funding

A couple of quick observations this A.M. First, I heard last night Fed. Finance Minister Flaherty say “absolutely not” in an emphatic voice when asked about a ‘side deal’ with New Brunswick to make up for the perceived lack of … Continue reading

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Interesting article on econ. development spending

Canada’s Aboriginals are not happy with the recent Federal budget: “As sure as spring follows winter, Stephen Harper’s Budget 2007 shall trigger a summer of Aboriginal protests from one end of this country to the other,” predicted Grand Chief Stewart … Continue reading

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Savoie Speaks

You know I have the utmost respect for Donald Savoie. He has thought about the issues related to regional develpment and the intersection with government more than – most likely – any other person in Canada. So, I tend to … Continue reading

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