Monthly Archives: August 2007

Ouch. Tough times to be a PC.

It seems like a lifetime, but just over one year ago, the New Brunswick PCs were riding high in the polls (someone told me their internal polls gave them a 12 point lead on the Liberals) and hoping to cruise … Continue reading

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Interesting salary source

If you are having a slow day at work or other free time, you may want to check out this site. It give current wage rates by a number of different categories (education, industry, occupation, age, etc.). The frequency of … Continue reading

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Alec Bruce and I apparently share the same opinion of our New Brunswick’s New Premier (TM). Only the indefatigably optimistic Shawn Graham could interpret a comment like “we never say never” as definitive proof that his genial negotiating style is … Continue reading

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I took my harp to a party, nobody asked me to play….

….So I put the darn thing away. That’s how I feel sometimes when I see this stuff. When I hear talk about spending potential ‘gateway’ funding on electricity infrastructure to the U.S., I just get frustrated. What about the inland … Continue reading

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Back to bizarro

In the last federal budget, the government announced that it would be moving its health and social transfers system to a “per capita” model where in order to get more funding, your population would have to be growing. This was … Continue reading

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The diaspora problem

A number of folks have commented on my last post about the East Coast Connected initiative. After a 90 second perusal of the website (and reading the Herald article), I suggested this might be a good way to link into … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the road: NYC

I decided to bring the kids to NYC for an extra long weekend. I hadn’t been here in eight years and wanted to get back to see Ground Zero, et. al. If there is such thing as a global economy, … Continue reading

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Goin’ down the road – for toilet paper

A Times & Transcript report today summarizes a new Statistics Canada report shows New Brunswick drivers clock an average of 18,558 kilometres a year per vehicle — more than any other Canadians. The article speculates some of the reasons for … Continue reading

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It’s not me

Ouch. Nothing like having the same name. I can assure you that I am not the David Campbell that has just been fined a pile of dough for breaking New Brunswick securities laws. Your humble servant’s most controversial activity is … Continue reading

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Rest easy, our saviour has arrived

The CEP is coming to the rescue. From a press release yesterday: Northern New Brunswick is in the midst of an economic crisis that is likely to get a lot worse, says the Atlantic Region Vice-President of the Communications, Energy … Continue reading

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