Monthly Archives: August 2014

Puttin’ on the Writz: Twisted Sister edition

Hugh John Flemming served as NB premier from 1952-1960. LJR served from 1960 to 1970. Richard Hatfield served from 1970 to 1987 and Frank McKenna served from 1987-1997 – but he won three times – he left because of a … Continue reading

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A taxing affair

The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations takes issue with the NB Business Council’s call for an increase in the HST as one tool to bring the provincial government budget to balance. The FNBFA’s problem is one of decimal points.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to New Brunswick, BCE Inc.

From a recent TJ column: How are we going to build and strengthen New Brunswick’s relationship with BCE Inc.? This was the question that I had after reading about BCE Inc.’s absorption of Bell Aliant this week. BCE Inc., Canada’s … Continue reading

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We need a stronger Mittelstand in New Brunswick

From a recent TJ column: Twenty-five years ago in the first year of my MBA program at university, I wrote a paper on Germany’s mid-sized manufacturing firms known as the Mittelstand. At the time Germany was known for its large … Continue reading

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Does Nova Scotia have a public spending problem or a growth problem?

In the wake of the announcement this week that the Nova Scotia government deficit had increased to nearly $700 million, pundits decried the out of control public spending and demanded the government tighten its belt.  “We can’t afford it” was … Continue reading

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The small business pander: Please pass the zantac

The Telegraph-Journal has clips of the NB political party leaders talking about how they would foster job creation and it is awash in pandering to small business.  They all want to get back to the good old days supporting the hard … Continue reading

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