Monthly Archives: January 2008

The link between change and sacrifice

Whoever put me on to the Council on Foreign Relations podcasts, thanks again. It makes for great listening while I take the dog for a walk or run on the treadmill. I heard a great panel discussion from CFR where … Continue reading

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Bernard Lord’s trial balloon

The was a small thread in the T&T recently that was interesting. First, some (likely the man himself) leaked that former Premier Lord was considering running in the next Federal election. Then, columnist Bill Belliveau wrote a savage rebuke of … Continue reading

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Stoopid is as stoopid does

It would seem that my proclivity for pedestrian terminology in the vernacular has been construed to understate my endowment for lucidity when imparting my sagacity on the populace. http://www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx But actually, if you think it through, less is more. I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons David Letterman Should Visit Nova Scotia

This is neat. #7 Triple bypasses are free for everyone!

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Bricklin’s back

The TJ has a great story today about Malcolm Bricklin’s new electric car venture today. He is using a Toronto-firm to build the battery. He made some interesting comments about his New Brunswick venture all those years ago: “We brought … Continue reading

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Twilight Zone – Michigan style

I must be living in the twilight zone. I just heard a Michigan economist on a PBS podcast saying that the auto jobs are ‘never coming back’ to the state but “we need to focus on our assets”. “For example, … Continue reading

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Facebook and blogs

A couple of quick comments this evening, then back to work. First, a few great comments to this blog over the past week. Well thought out and a few with historical perspective. That’s what I had hoped when I started … Continue reading

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Florida’s chicken/egg problem

There’s a great story in Macleans this week about Calgary’s arts sector turning the city into a cultural mecca. Richard Florida says that the creative class leads to strong and successful economies so economic developers are scrambling to become ‘creative’. … Continue reading

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Alberta – history trivia

I just listened to the CBC The House podcast. The host interviewed former Alberta Premier Lougheed and he is calling for Alberta to take more of a leadership position in Canada – on the environment and other issues. He said … Continue reading

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Setting more transparent objectives

From a TJ story today: So far, the department [BNB] has helped create 1,920 jobs, which is more than 1,000 jobs short of its goal, but the fiscal year doesn’t end until the end of March. Department spokesman Ryan Donaghy … Continue reading

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