Monthly Archives: June 2007

The need for Brian Dick

I just read Rodney Ouellette of Atlantic Cancer Research Institute’s commentary in the TJ. He is making the case for New Brunswick to invest more money in health research. He affirms what I have reported several times that on a … Continue reading

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Norm Betts

I see that the Premier has named Norm Betts as the interim Chair of NB Power. I always liked Norm Betts although his getting turfed from his riding (my parents live in his riding) was inevitable. In that riding you … Continue reading

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The Secret

I suspect just about everyone is aware of “The Secret” by now. Which, come to think of it, doesn’t make it much of a secret. Anyhoo. I haven’t actually watched the movie or read the book. I didn’t actually see … Continue reading

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What’s a Tory: Part 74

For the most part, I try to avoid politics as a topic of discussion on this blog – I figure that there are already a wide variety of political bloggers in New Brunswick and persons of just about any taste … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Irvings

Anybody read this yet? I’ve been looking for a good book on the Irvings. Twenty-first Century Irvings explores the modern family business, the powerful players behind its continuing success, and the myths that are spread about the wealthy empire. Author … Continue reading

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A new twist on corporate social responsibility

I just read Corporate Knight’s latest list of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens. Royal Bank tops the list. I don’t think there are any Atl. Canadian firms on the list at all. Apparently there are a number of criteria used … Continue reading

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Making the case for better research

I read this morning that the Province of Ontario and Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie are giving The Waterloo-based Centre for International Governance Innovation $34 million – to “dispense economic research and advice to the government, businesses and the … Continue reading

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Making the – somewhat feeble – case for manufacturing

After hearing the provincial government announce 200 call centre jobs in the Miramichi to replace manufacturing jobs, I got to thinking. Why is it so hard – it seems – to attract good manufacturing jobs to New Brunswick? Some people … Continue reading

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Full disclosure, please

I read this morning that a call centre is opening up in Miramichi: Hostopia.com Inc. will open a call centre to provide technical support for its customers across North America and Europe, producing 207 jobs in a city that has … Continue reading

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A really different kind of farming

I was involved a few years ago with David Jonah making a pitch for a ‘smart city’ project. Now the problem with David is that he seems to be just a little bit ahead of the rest of us and … Continue reading

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