Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ron Gaudet leaving New Brunswick

Ron Gaudet was my old boss at EGM a decade ago. He was head of the organization for 10 years or so right in the middle of the resurgence of the 1990s and early 2000s. He is now the new … Continue reading

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Putting a bow and a metaphor on the discussion for now

Regarding the NB Power discussion, I am going to move this blog back to other economic development topics until there is new information that we can chew on. I have always viewed this blog as a place where people can … Continue reading

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The elevator pitch

I finally got to hear the elevator pitch on the NB Power sale yesterday.  Mike Murphy was at a Chamber of Commerce event and was quite convincing.  He says the MOU is only a roadmap and there will definitely be … Continue reading

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Change my mind

We all have vested interests.  I am a very large residential customer for NB Power.  My bill each year is a little over $4,000 – the cost of owning a 100 year old home originally built by a guy named … Continue reading

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Fear and self-loathing in N.B.

A couple of points tonight just to keep the ball rolling.  First, I’d like to tackle this issue of benefit to residential customers.  It remains a curiosity how opponents of the HQ purchase of NSP can just dismiss this with … Continue reading

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Conscientious objector

I got an email last night from an old colleague I have worked with for almost 20 years.  He calls himself a conscientious objector to the NB Power sale.  After some thought, I think this is a good term to … Continue reading

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The only other option for NB Power

When I asked last week for people to put forward serious alternatives for NB Power that would keep rates competitive, orderly pay down debt and allow for the phasing out of oil/coal electricity generation, there were no takers.  In fact, … Continue reading

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More than a location…..

Here is that document (its 7 megs – I couldn’t condense it more) I referenced from 1996 that I wrote for the then Department of Economic Development and Tourism.  Back in the early to mid 1990s I worked for EDT … Continue reading

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Walk down – NB Power’s memory lane

My wife was helping me purge some old boxes just this week and we came across a document I wrote in 1996 just before I left the Department of Economic Development and Tourism called “New Brunswick, Canada: More than a Location…  … Continue reading

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Exports in perspective

I have thought for a long time that New Brunswick should publish its exports formally – with and without energy.  Every other year we get a forecast about booming exports and politicians are quick to take credit for this as … Continue reading

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