Monthly Archives: July 2007

Adding my bit to the French thing

Every since Kelly Lamrock lamented the state of French Immersion education in New Brunswick, there have been a slew of articles, editorials and, yes, even blogs about the subject. Mostly positive stuff but I think that Alec Bruce was on … Continue reading

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A new zero-sum game

I think this is going to turn into a major zero-sum game. Saskatchewan is spending $6 million on a campaign to recruit in-migrants from Alberta and other parts of Canada. Alberta is spending a pile to attract workers from Atlantic … Continue reading

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Post secondary commission redux

There’s a considerable amount of buzz surrounding the Commission on Post Secondary education in New Brunswick. Their report likely won’t be out until later in the Fall, but I have talked with a few folks with the education sector and … Continue reading

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You know what I hate?

I hate it when economists try and boil everything down to a pie chart. The Globe & Mail is reporting this morning on a new report from The Centre for the Study of Living Standards called “The Impact of Interprovincial … Continue reading

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Who are these guys?

FatKat’s at it again. You gotta like it. New York-based Animation Collective and Canadian-based Fatkat Studios, today announced a co-venture for the new, 26 half-hour episode action-comedy, animated series, “Three Delivery.” The announcement was made at COMIC-CON International, a comic … Continue reading

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That’s why I like Savoie

I’ve said it before, guys like Donald Savoie are few and far between in Atl. Canada. The TJ has an article today that covers his thoughts on self-sufficiency. Now in all fairness, I like Savoie because I like his ideas. … Continue reading

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An instructive example

You see, now this is an instructive example. The Canadian government sets up something called Sustainable Development Technology Canada to invest in clean technology development. I, among others, have said multiple times that part of the ‘energy hub’ concept in … Continue reading

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Why the NB Tories need a new leader

I can say the self-sufficiency plan is likely too ambitious. So can professors at UNB. So can pundits and journalists. But the Leader of the Opposition has to be a lot more politically correct, in my opinion. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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Yikes. A kind of validation

The TJ is running a story today called “Province needs to grow like Alberta” which concludes that: Self-sufficiency Analysis shows gross domestic product must outstrip Canadian average by 1.5 points to achieve 20-year goal. “To achieve self-sufficiency, New Brunswick will … Continue reading

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Out of the mouth of babes….

I’m watching the kids this week while my wife is away. My son tells me that I am doing both the ‘dad’ and ‘mom’ thing this week. So, he says, are you a combination of ‘dad’ and ‘mom’ or dom … Continue reading

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