Monthly Archives: September 2009

Our universities are going to fix our problems

Hey, our universities are getting in the game: The Association of Atlantic Universities is holding its semi-annual meeting of the council of university presidents at Mount Allison University in Sackville this week.  There will be discussion of the challenges facing … Continue reading

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EI Claimants for July 2009 per 1,000 population

EI Claimants for July 2009 per 1,000 population Newfoundland and Labrador 94.0 Prince Edward Island 64.2 Nova Scotia 36.9 New Brunswick 48.7 Quebec 25.5 Ontario 20.6 Manitoba 12.6 Saskatchewan 13.9 Alberta 16.6 British Columbia 21.1

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Investing in economic development

An interesting press release from Friday: The government of Alberta said today it plans to spend $241 million in the next five years to develop land for new housing and industrial uses near Fort McMurray, the site of Canada’s oil … Continue reading

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Difference between a small business and an entrepreneur

I know this is a recurring theme here but when the newspaper runs a story with the lead “Start-ups: the way to develop an economy” I feel compelled to reiterate my point. For over 25 years the Business New Brunswick … Continue reading

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Throw this one in the trash

Once and a while you read a good theory that seems to make good sense but then the author uses examples that actually disprove the theory.  Such is the case with the commentary today from a Canada West Foundation editorial … Continue reading

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Lund is right

Stephen Lund spoke to the SJ Board of Trade yesterday and his key theme was one of focus. A top business development guru says New Brunswick must pick a single industry and brand itself as the best in the world … Continue reading

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GHP and Web 2.0

Back in the saddle today after an eight hour fight with my 18 month old computer.  I had to reformat the hard drive, reinstall all my software, back up gigs of data, etc.  Fun stuff. I assume the reader of … Continue reading

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Northern NB

As most of you know I had the opportunity to work with the Business Council on an economic development roadmap for Northern New Brunswick a few months back.  It looks like at least one of my recommendations will be implemented. … Continue reading

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BNB

Since yesterday I have had almost a dozen requests to comment on the proposed ‘refresh’ at Business New Brunswick. I have outlined my thinking on BNB over the years on this blog so I don’t feel the need to rehash … Continue reading

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Crowley locked up in absolutes

I haven’t read Brian Lee Crowley’s new book – it just comes out in bookstores this week – but the reviews tell of a “courageous book”.  Here’s the Amazon.ca summary taken from the G&M: In the 1960s, Canada began a … Continue reading

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