Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mobile It’s the Economy Stupid

How many of you are reading the blog on your mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, etc.)?  If you are is causing you problems?   I may be able to fix this but I need to know if it is worth it.  Please … Continue reading

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Keep the focus on growth

It’s easy to get distracted when it comes to economic development.  I have seen this potential in the past few days.  I heard a presentation from the developer of the Moncton casino talking about all the jobs and tax revenue … Continue reading

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Auto manufacturing in Louisiana. Pigs are flying.

Remember my assertion that it would be a cold day in Hades before an auto manufacturing plant comes to the Maritmes?  Not so in the United States: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has announced that San Diego-based V-Vehicle will create 1,400 … Continue reading

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Tax reduction versus tax credit

I don’t want to beat this to death.  I have already covered this several times before but after another discussion today with some adamantly defending corporate tax cuts, I have to restate my argument. The stated reason for an across … Continue reading

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Follow up on the gravy train

For those of you who may have read my column this morning and be all out of joint or have read about Atcon with great indignance, I thought I might give you just a little bit of ‘education’ this mornin’. … Continue reading

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Revisiting a few old themes

Theme 1:  An economic development sports analogy – If my Edmonton Oilers are like the New Brunswick of North America then my Washington Nationals (poor old Expos) are like Zimbabwe. Theme 2: I heard a guy give a speech a … Continue reading

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Yvon Godin

I had never met NDP stalward Yvon Godin until Saturday.  I actually had a good conversation with him about the NDP win in Nova Scotia and what it might mean for the party in New Brunswick and I asked him … Continue reading

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What would these guys do if not for the Atl. Canada example?

You don’t get to to be the “Chevening scholar” studying at the London School of Economics, or a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute or a fellow with the Manning Centre for Building Democracy if you aren’t particularly intelligent. But when it … Continue reading

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Zooming in on aerospace, defence

The TJ is running a story today about the potential of the aerospace and defence market for New Brunswick firms.   This story has been repeated like a mantra for as long as I can remember.  One of the best indicators … Continue reading

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Reminder

I would like to remind folks that this blog is not a catch all place to post your deepest darkest concerns or links to rumours or anonymous slander.  There are lots of places for that but not here.  In fact, … Continue reading

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