Monthly Archives: December 2007

Easier to spend money than to make it

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. But it’s kind of funny how the Liberal government can ‘transform’ the way it delivers social services, creating a new Department of Social Development and hiring a new deputy minister with an expertise … Continue reading

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Investment attraction vs. entrepreneurs

I just read the printed version in the TJ of my treatise on the need for NB to attract more multinationals. Aside from my use of ‘are’ in the place of ‘our’ (I write a lot but make this mistake … Continue reading

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David Adams Richards weighs in

David Adams Richards has a piece in the Globe & Mail today on the troubles in the Miramichi. It’s a harsh take – a rebuke of foreign ownership – and has a thread of despair. I can’t link to it … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

I like the title of Shipley’s piece on the permanent closure of the UPM mill in the Miramichi today in the TJ. He calls it the “end of an era”. There are several definitions for ‘era’ but the one I … Continue reading

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NB Biz Council

I have said this before and I remain delicate in my commentary but I am beginning to think that the New Brunswick Business Council is now actively trying to undermine efforts to attract industry to New Brunswick. I honestly don’t … Continue reading

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Odds & ends

Not much on the radar this morning. I read that interesting story in the TJ about David Booth, a senior executive at Computer Sciences Corporation and his ties to New Brunswick. He’s a Mount Allison graduate and a Moncton native. … Continue reading

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New Brunswick: It could be worse

Alec Bruce. That’s it. By now the mention of those two words in sequence should be enough. No commentary necessary. Here’s his take on the branding of New Brunswick.

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Do you speak Spanish, yet?

I was reading MacLean’s magazine last night and came across an advertising supplement for distance learning in Canada. Several pages of writing and numerous advertisments – not one mention of New Brunswick or New Brunswick post secondary education institutions (or … Continue reading

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Mass targeted marketing

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t consider myself a ‘marketer’. Yes, I have worked with a couple of dozen economic develpment agencies on ‘marketing’ their communities, but I am not schooled in the finer points of … Continue reading

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Be smart

The TJ has a story today about potential new funds to help Dalhousie transition from the latest mill closure. It’s federal money with this description: The fund is available to companies that create jobs, to entrepreneurs looking to start businesses, … Continue reading

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