Monthly Archives: November 2009

A moment of clarity

Thanks again to my little friend for sending me all those links.  If you would stop cursing and slandering, I could post your comments. This article in the Globe & Mail is right on point. Here’s a relevant piece: How’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on the CBC

Thanks to my little friend who sends me every single story the CBC runs hammering the NB Power Hydro Quebec deal – I guess it saves me some leg work. I have been thinking about the CBC quite a bit … Continue reading

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Clarity on the $1.6B

I am a little weary of the NB Power file – I suspect many of you are as well but I have to clear up one more little point that many people are making.  They talk about the $1.6B NPV … Continue reading

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Sunset industries?

CBC is quoting APEC’s Elizabeth Beale suggesting that the NB Power deal is supporting a small group of large companies with limited growth potential.  Maybe so but when I go through the top 20 export industries from New Brunswick making … Continue reading

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NB Coal

Since we are talking energy policy these days I was reminded of an idea a few folks (including myself) floated a few years ago.  The idea was for the NB government to take a stake in the Sussex natural gas … Continue reading

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Fightin’ for the status quo

One of the things you have to admit about the NB Power/HQ situation is that a lot of people will fight tooth and nail against something.  Wouldn’t it be interesting if we saw the same level of passion about doing … Continue reading

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NERA Report

I said I wouldn’t comment any more on the NB Power thing until new information came to light.  Jim A. sent me the link to the consultants report on rates that is posted on the CBC site. This report is … Continue reading

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The Communitech Hub: Digital Media & Mobile Accelerator

The Province of Ontario is supporting a new commercialization centre that will help digital media entrepreneurs build new companies and create jobs. The province plans to invest more than $26 million in The Communitech Hub: Digital Media & Mobile Accelerator, … Continue reading

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Ain’t democracy fun?

For you long time readers, we revisit this issue of democracy and economic development on occasion – not because I have any particular insight into the area but it certainly is fun. Take the issue of protests on the Legislature. … Continue reading

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Population decline

New Brunswick has failed to meet population growth projections set about a decade ago by a regional economic think-tank, and actually recorded a reversal in its population count.  The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) said shrinking population numbers hit … Continue reading

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