Donovan is back

I have known George Donovan for over a decade. Now I see he is fronting a video game company in Moncton. He makes some interesting comments about the constraints to developing this sector in New Brunswick. Check it out.

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0 Responses to Donovan is back

  1. Anonymous says:

    “I wouldn’t be able to find a team that inexpensive and talented locally.”

    Yup – the never-ending spiral of labor debasement caused by globalism affects not only farmers and factory workers, but anyone whose productivity can be outsourced to the lowest bidder.

    The business leaders have shown they have no loyalty, our politicians have sold us up the river, what can the people do to counteract this dilution of human value?

    Well, I’d argue they could start by forgoing the latest ‘game-console’ purchase and see what it feels like to play outdoors again.

    Once all our money gets outsourced, we won’t have much choice, right?

  2. mikel says:

    Interesting article, hopefully its not too late. WHile Mr. Campbell has been talking about this sector for awhile, the government has given it a deaf ear.

    However, the last time the Irving had a story, the govenrment was quick (relatively) to get on the ball. The last I checked though, the deal for PhatKat was JUST for Phatkat, not for the industry in general.

    This makes the government look pretty bad if it is rolling over for every resource player with outdated jobs, yet won’t even foster industries which will actually keep New Brunswickers in the province.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am all for pursuing the new economy but should we abandon all manufacturing?

    See: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/e/media/press/press.shtml?4083

    Who knows if this will be a success but I like the general idea; high value, high quality, (presumably) low volume specialty manufacturing.

    It does not really matter to the billionaire sailor if his custom stainless yacht accessory is $1 cheaper from a Chinese supplier; he/she wants quality and availability. It is a manufactured item that has a pretty flat price sensitivity curve.

    There are probably more opportunities like this for manufacturing in New Brunswick. We need to be selective but perhaps manufacturing is being too quickly rejected/discounted.