Monthly Archives: November 2011

Are we headed for a show down at the O.K. Corral over EI?

I see my comrade at arms, Kurt Peacock, is strongly supporting the Mowat EI reform proposal that I blogged about yesterday.   His justification is a straight forward economic one – remove the income support component of the EI program … Continue reading

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Mowat Centre and the EI system

The Mowat Centre has published a new report calling the current EI system unfair because the same worker in Saskatchewan has to work more weeks and will earn less total EI payments compared to someone in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The … Continue reading

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Millennials and economic development

By now I have a pretty good senses of my strengths and weaknesses – particularly when it comes to data analysis and interpretation.   I can give you broad demographic stats on where the Millennials are living, their income, education … Continue reading

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Accolades for education performance?

I see on the front page of the T&T Bernard Lord is being honoured for all his hard work in the area of education.  A couple of years ago I was at an event where Premier McKenna was heralded for … Continue reading

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Capacity to address the demographic tsunami

Not long after my column on the Economy Lab went live, I got an email asking me to explain the sentence “this region has far less capacity to address it than the rest of Canada.” As you can imagine, it … Continue reading

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The demographic tsunami

The following data provides a little insight into the demographic tsunami.  I have tried to show this in different ways to illustrate the point. The first table shows the young and over 65 population age cohorts in 1971 and 2010. … Continue reading

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The ‘spectre’ of paying as much tax as others

There is an article in the TJ this morning discussing the possibility of tax rises.  We have been over this a dozen times but I will restate my position that New Brunswick should strive to have tax rates in line … Continue reading

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Before and after tax household income spreads in NB (Census)

Typical me, typical me Typical me I started something …And now I’m not too sure -Morrissey Just a quick follow up to a Tweet earlier today where I stated that I would like to see some folks in rural NB … Continue reading

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My Twitter dilemma

I probably need a tutorial on the use of Twitter.  I would like to follow a lot more folks (500 follow @jupia – I follow 100) but I honestly don’t know how to manage time.  Even with the 100 – … Continue reading

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Having the conversation a little more broadly

I see there are 80 comments on my column in the G&M Economy Lab this morning.  All the more reason to get comments back and running on this blog – which will be in place soon.  I tried to install … Continue reading

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