Monthly Archives: February 2008

Goin’ down slow

Despite all the rhetoric. Despite all the hyperbole. Despite all the grinning and shaking of hands, the vast majority of New Brunswickers are still well entrenched in our belief that New Brunswick is going down slow. I used to say … Continue reading

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Electric discussion

It’s interesting that my column this week on using the electricity produced by Lepreau II to power economic development in New Brunswick and not New England got probably the most feedback I received to date. Several colleagues called and emailed … Continue reading

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Deja vu all over again

Good exposure this morning in a CP article (and others) for New Brunswick. New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham descended on the country’s financial hub Wednesday to promote the Maritime province’s burgeoning energy sector, calling New Brunswick the “next Alberta in … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the destination is the destination

You’ve heard the old epistemological saying about “the journey being the destination”. I guess that’s fine in some contexts but when it comes to economic development, the destination is the destination. I read this morning in the T&T about the … Continue reading

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United we stand, divided we fal-ter

I just read about the ACOA mission to India. I am a fan of more cooperation among the four province when it comes to international marketing activities such as this. I know that some folks aren’t so keen on this … Continue reading

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Technology and economic development

I thought this was very interesting. The Global Mobile World Awards 2008 were given out last week and one of the categories was “Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development“. Grameenphone: CellBazaarGrameenphone CellBazaar is a user-generated virtual marketplace, … Continue reading

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Old Faithful

One thing you have to admire about the CFIB, they are consistent. No waffling there. In today’s TJ Leanne Hachey, Vice-President, Atlantic Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), demanding the province cut small business taxes. Unidimensional. Consistent. When Lord cut … Continue reading

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Turn down the pressure valve

Well, I have had my intellect, credibility, experience, writing skills and career slammed in recent commentary. And that’s not the personal stuff. So, to move the subject off my person foibles and inadequacies, let’s start arguing about oil again! Doesn’t … Continue reading

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According to Corporate Research Associates, types of boomers seem to cluster together in certain parts of the country. Their study classified them into five categories: -The Free Spirits of British Columbia-Modern Altruists of the Prairies-The Self-Reliants spread across the country-Passive … Continue reading

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The Accidental Journalist

Someone called me a ‘journalist’ today. That’s a compliment. If I was starting over, I would have likely gone into journalism. But, I think we are stretching the term to call me a journalist. I’m just a blogger.

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