Monthly Archives: June 2007

Getting creative and targeted with immigration

Ontario’s Sheridan College is setting up a $2.8 million campus in Singapore according to this article. Now, let’s think creatively for a minute. How about the NSCAD or even the NBCC – Miramichi setting up a campus in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Vroom, Vroom – A sad day indeed

A long time ago – it seems – yours truly was a Page in the New Brunswick Legislature. I got to serve coffee and personal notes to your MLAs and attempt to rise in sync with the Speaker (watch CPAC … Continue reading

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This is kind of interesting. According to a major study released last year that analyzed the results of more than 100 global surveys on well-being, the Dutch led the world in well-being and life satisfaction. Canada squeaked into the top … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the cliches

The T&T came out today with a strong editorial in support of the NB Biz Council. It would seem I am in the vast minority on this issue. The T&T rolled out the usual cliches including this juicy tidbit: “Supporting … Continue reading

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Where are NB’s entrepreneurs?

This is the Opinion piece in the TJ today. Here is a excerpt: New Brunswickers are skeptical of the idea that prosperity lies in increasing exports of manufactured goods and attracting new out-of-province employers. New Brunswick’s most reliable employers and … Continue reading

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Sigh

Read this and then my comments below: News Release – New Brunswick Business Council (Fredericton, June 19, 2007) New Brunswick can’t count on reaching self-sufficiency by attracting business from elsewhere, says the New Brunswick Business Council. In a statement released … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

My three week vacation just ended. I got back to Moncton today and once again my luggage was lost – left in Chicago actually. The second time I have lost luggage in my last three trips and about the zillionth … Continue reading

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Expanding the scope of things

I wasn’t surprised at the massive rejection of the amalgamation of several communities in southeastern New Brunswick. Once the opponents of amalgamation were able to use the media to pound their theory home that it would lead to the raising … Continue reading

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Tee hee hee

Just read this in the TJ: Atlantic discordNew Brunswick will pocket $1.1 billion less in equalization from the federal government by 2020 under changes made by the Harper Conservative government, says a study by the non-partisan Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. … Continue reading

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Narrowing a definition

“Economic development” is back in fashion. I remember when I started in the economic development biz 15 years ago or so the term “economic development” was not widely recognized. The provinical government had just changed the name of its department … Continue reading

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