Monthly Archives: November 2007

Man of inaction

Sorry I haven’t posted for a couple of days but I have been flat on my back with something sinister. Maybe the Lord smote me so that I would be kind to the self-sufficiency action plan announced yesterday. Certainly, it … Continue reading

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Interesting and important issue

I am not sure we have to read about this in the national papers. It is not even a negative piece on the Irvings – just a good overview of them and their business interests. One would think this should … Continue reading

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Cranky on education

I heard another anecdote this week that drives me nuts. A guy I was sitting with at a kids event told me attends NBCC in Moncton. He said his professor proudly told them on the first day of class that … Continue reading

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Irvings look to break up empire

Yowsa. This doesn’t happen every day. Sources familiar with the sprawling family conglomerate say the three principal owners, brothers J.K., Arthur and Jack, all in their 70s, are engaged in tense discussions that will see the various Irving businesses split … Continue reading

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One size fits all

In my column today in the TJ I take a jab at the federal government and its “one size fits all” thinking. Ontario, B.C. and Alberta, for example, have experienced very strong population growth over the past decade which has … Continue reading

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The politics of economic development

I think when you get right down to it most rational people see the need for communities to be involved in economic development. What most people do not like is this. $65 million as a direct subsidy to keep Stora … Continue reading

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Weird comparison

The TJ had a story yesterday talking about how Saint John can learn from Fort McMurray’s explosive growth. Has anyone seen any real job or population growth forecasts for this growth? I am thrilled about Saint John’s potential growth but … Continue reading

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And so, it begins

The TJ is running a letter to the editor this morning calling for the twinning of the road from Saint John to Fredericton. At some point, someone has got to do an opportunity cost here. Someone has got to say … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

I just got an email from a guy who is leaving NB. A sharp chap. Not a new story. Just started reading the Jacques Poitras’ Beaverbrook piece and early on he talks about a bunch of expat NBers that moved … Continue reading

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Blogstalkers of the world unite

Look. To the guy/gal that keeps serving up all the crap, I am not posting it. First, the foul language is over the top for a PG blog. Second, your grasp of the English language is distorted – although I … Continue reading

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