Monthly Archives: April 2008

It’s the economy, stupid podcast (Newfoundland & Labrador edition)

I am in St. John’s this week on business. First time here. That is the reason I am tardy with the podcast edition. Anyway,here it is.

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Legitimate question (I think so anyway)

This is a serious question. I have been meeting with government officials the past couple of days and this issue keeps burning in the back of my mind. Someone please provide an answer based on some knowledge of the question. … Continue reading

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IT industry association

The top Geek on Ice (no diving here) has been pushing the idea of an NB IT association. One of the older veterans of the NB IT scene, has some concerns. I am of a mixed mind on this. There … Continue reading

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Diving and Missing the Point

Unbelieveable. I don’t know what is more annoying. All the diving in the NHL these days or the Elections NB advertisments. On the former, I remember three guys trying to take down Mark Messier and he dragged them along. You … Continue reading

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Attracting digital media development

PwC is nice enough to provide us with a list of all digital media and animation incentive programs in Canada. BC, Manitoba, PEI, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario all have lucrative incentive programs to promote this industry in their jursidiction … Continue reading

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This should be part of the energy hub

A Nova Scotia research group will look for deep coal deposits and saline aquifers in northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton as it studies the possibility of carbon capture and storage to reduce greenhouse gases. The federal and provincial governments … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology and New Brunswick

Another big research win for New Brunswick. Gotcha. Today Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orleans and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole House, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the … Continue reading

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Amo la Fiat

Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car best known as Dustin Hoffman’s runabout in The Graduate, is returning to North America, and Ontario is making a strong pitch to persuade the company to assemble cars in the province. Sources said the … Continue reading

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On the sick

I listened to an interesting podcast yesterday on the way to Halifax. It was a BBC documentary talking about the “on the sick” trend in OECD countries. The OECD has done research that concludes that while long term unemployment has … Continue reading

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My work here is done

Notice the small biz/big biz comment. My work here is done. I shall move to the planet Vulcan to promote green economic development.

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