Monthly Archives: April 2007

Remind me to tone down the Volpe comments

I just heard on CBC about the now famous/infamous meeting between Jeannot Volpe and a senior civil servant where he apparently warned Volpe about the Caisse in Shippigan. Apparently, the transcript indicates that the civil servant felt ‘threatened’ by Volpe … Continue reading

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Economic developer activists

I just had lunch with an old salt of the economic development trade in New Brunswick. After we dispensed with all the standard “can you believe…” or “did you hear about…” pleasantries, he told me that his wife calls him … Continue reading

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Educate the Anglos

Given that the post secondary task force is in Moncton tonight, I thought it might be appropriate to serve up a commentary. I probably should do this in person but I suspect there will be more than one person making … Continue reading

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Portage Vale residential resort community

I was sent this statement on the Portage Vale residential resort community. I think it speaks for itself. I hope the media gets this and rethinks the initial hostile position they have taken. However, maybe I have grown cynical over … Continue reading

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Donne W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick Securities Commission, discusses the need for access to more capital for New Brunswick businesses in a TJ column today. I kinow some of you don’t like the NBSC taking on … Continue reading

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TD Economics outlines plan for prosperity in Quebec

Wouldn’t it be neat if TD Economics would serve up a plan for prosperity in New Brunswick? After all, isn’t Frank McKenna vice-chair of TD? Maybe this would help shake up the cob webs in this place.

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Captain Kirk and his kilt are back

I am not sure we ever got enough opportunity to pick on old (or should I say young) Kirk MacDonald, the former short-lived BNB Minister. Now, at the ripe old age of somewhere in his early 30s, he is relegated … Continue reading

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It’s just plain sad

I have been reading the various media stories – mostly the T&T but also the CBC – and the unbelievable spin they are putting on the story of the upscale residential cluster being proposed for around the Sussex region. The … Continue reading

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Loser: think like losers

I have been mulling over a pithy blog about the Irish high end housing community that is being proposed for, I believe, the Elgin area. As I pondered what to say, my mind flashed back to a series of conversations … Continue reading

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March labour force data

People say I’m too monotonous with my concern over the labour market stats that come out every months. Especially when Al Hogan and Samuel Lebreton love to gush about how great things are. At least the CBC last month actually … Continue reading

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