Coming back in droves

I just heard a report on the Rogers News station talking about the ‘droves’ of people moving back to New Brunswick. They quote Minister Keir as thrilled that New Brunswick has finally beat the out-migration curse.

Hmmm.

If you took the net out-migration just over the last 10 years and added back the people lost to out-migration (not everyone out but the net of in versus out), you would have an unemployment rate in New Brunswick of over 14% and one would expect a fair amount of panic among the politicians. However, since those folks got fed up and left, a few come back and we get media reports of ‘droves’ which is defined as ‘herd’ by Websters.

Maybe.

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