Monthly Archives: September 2008

The BC Progress Board

I know I have posted the link to this organization at least 3-4 times in the past four years but it is well worth posting again for new readers of the blog. The BC Progress Board is an excellent example … Continue reading

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Journalism at its finest, again

Why would the Times & Transcript run an article about the latest migration numbers (and mistakenly call it population), then quote the Minister of BNB talking about the ‘strong’ population growth and never mention the significant net out-migration of people … Continue reading

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Missed opportunity?

A couple of years ago I looked at the growing trend of medical tourism in Israel and other international locations (Americans travelling abroad for surgeries). I suggested here (and elsewhere) that New Brunswick should take a long hard look at … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction after all

Watch the tiny totters inching up a hillIt may seems to you he’s merely standing stillThough the steps he takes are infinitely smallThey’re a step in the right direction after all.-from Bedknobs and Broomsticks You will have to forgive me … Continue reading

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Where does the money come from?

I know a few Ontarioians read this blog so I have a reasonable question for you. I have not read much about the fiscal gap that Ontario has with Ottawa but I keep reading stories about how unfair it is … Continue reading

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On debt in New Brunswick

I see the provincial government trotted out that statistic about New Brunswick having the third lowest net debt per capita in the country when it released the government financial statements on Friday. This issue of debt is a bit of … Continue reading

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Tell the Story

Business New Brunswick has a new booklet – titled Tell The Story. This article talks about the Minister’s trip to LA and this new booklet. Anybody have a digital copy they can send me? I’d love to see the story. … Continue reading

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On Andy Scott

I guess you can accuse me of having a one track mind but, oh well, everybody’s got their own rice bowl. I was reading an article in the Daily Gleaner that interviewed Andy Scott about his 15 (?) years in … Continue reading

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Procreate for the economy’s sake!

Actually, check that. More babies means more out-migration to Alberta unless we get our economy going down here. Stats Can just released its latest baby production data in Canada. You would think with 100,000 season workers and among the lowest … Continue reading

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The gamblers

Awhile back someone on this blog put me on to the Council on Foreign Relations podcasts – and I have been listening to 4-5 of these every week since. If you want to talk about Ukraine and NATO or microfinance … Continue reading

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