Monthly Archives: November 2007

Bygone days

I just finished reading excerpts from Jeannot Volpe’s response to the Speech from the Thone yesterday and was reminded of why this blog exists in the first place. For those of you that have not read this thing for a … Continue reading

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Whither the CFIB?

Like a lot of bloggers, columnists, radio talk show hosts, etc. I tend to get fixated on a subject for awhile and then back off. My current target of choice is the CFIB. The Premier of Ontario goes on a … Continue reading

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Engage the universities

Shipley’s got a piece in the TJ this morning that quotes an expert saying that the intellectual heft at provincial universities should be engaged by the government and its self-sufficiency agenda. But where others failed, Graham could succeed – if … Continue reading

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CFIB heartburn

I wonder if the CFIB will criticize this. The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO), the national voice of Teaching Hospitals, Regional Health Authorities and their Research Institutes has released a report which provides a framework for the country’s … Continue reading

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A couple of considerations this a.m.

First, when I compare economic development spending in the column today, it’s not a complete apples to apples comparison. I take economic development, tourism and culture from 1999 and add in parks and compare that to Business New Brunswick and … Continue reading

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Throne speech odds, ends

I understand that in the Throne speech Premier Graham emphasizes the need to attract business here. This will, naturally, bring out the protest cries from the CFIB, the NB Biz Council, unions, and social policy types. Oh, and the Chamber … Continue reading

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Microsoft Plans Data Center in Siberia

Now that’s the final straw. Nothing for New Brunswick but Siberia?

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It’s gold, Jerry, gold

You will have to excuse me this morning. I’m suffering from a kind of cultural whiplash and the collar is making it hard to type. On Sunday, I saw the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men and last night … Continue reading

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Beware the wrath of Bruce

I see the Self Sufficiency Action Plan is quoting Alec Bruce: It’s all very well to talk about New Brunswick’s emerging industrial clusters, technology centres of excellence, and innovative economic sectors, but none of it means much when the crucial … Continue reading

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What are we selling, part 12

I’d like to make a point on the Self Sufficiency Action Plan. I supposed there will be many of these going forward. Anyway, my little Internet stalker doesn’t much care for French. That combined with the seemingly disinterest in leveraging … Continue reading

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