Monthly Archives: November 2008

Report card on economic development

NB receives mediocre report card on state of children and youthMONCTON, NB-A report card on the state of New Brunswick’s children and youth was released today, and the province didn’t receive a single A. New Brunswick’s Ombudsman, and Child and … Continue reading

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The Citi Never Sleeps

The first time I visited Brazil back in 1994 I remember being surprised by the fact there were billboards all over Sao Paulo stating in english “The Citi Never Sleeps” with the Citibank logo. I guess it was sleeping as … Continue reading

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Medical tourism

Don’t forget to check out the video version of the podcast here. We need to get feedback to figure out if it is worth continuing. Thanks. We have been chatting off and on about the potential of medical tourism as … Continue reading

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For better and for worse

I got an email the other day from an old friend I hadn’t talked to in probably 10 years. He had been reading my columns/blogs and wanted to assure me that there would be no way in heck any government … Continue reading

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Warning – rant ahead

I have been saying for years now that the slavish adherence to balanced budgets in New Brunswick is a false security. That balancing NB’s books because of the largess of the federal government is not good public policy over the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Moncton

While I am based in Moncton, New Brunswick I have the privilege of working with communities all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario and the State of Maine. But an important client of mine over the years has been … Continue reading

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Autos and economic development

Someone asked me yesterday about the problems in the auto sector and the implications on the economy of New Brunswick. They also asked about the bailout request. This is a complicated issue but here are my thoughts. On the one … Continue reading

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Not the way to go

I like Bruce Fitch. I run into him occasionally at church. His commentary against upping the HST has been published in at least the T&T and the Gleaner. In the commentary he hammers the idea of raising the HST and … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid video version

A bunch of folks have been asking me to consider a video version of the blog. I tried it before but found it too cheesy. But the good folks over at iCommunications said they would dress me up like Anderson … Continue reading

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A little ED primer for you

A little primer on economic development for you. A case study if you will. Bell Aliant is trimming its workforce by laying off more than 100 non-unionized managers across Atlantic Canada, CBC News has been told. Bell Aliant has been … Continue reading

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