Monthly Archives: December 2014

I’ll take ‘labour market distortions’ if it means saving our communities

If you want another reason why individual provinces need more flexibility around who they can bring in as temporary foreign workers (or immigrants) take a look at this Calgary Herald letter to the editor penned by Alexis Conrad, director general, Temporary … Continue reading

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Is equalization a disincentive to growth?

AIMS and Fraser think so. “Equalization makes it easier for political actors to turn their backs on national resource development even though it is a potential source of jobs, revenue and economic growth,” said Ben Eisen, director of research at … Continue reading

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The myth of corporate welfare in New Brunswick?

From a recent column in the Telegraph-Journal. Kevin Lacey, protector of the sacred taxpayer, recently intoned in a Telegraph-Journal commentary that instead of setting up a new model for economic development, the New Brunswick government should “chart a new path” … Continue reading

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Inspired by the NB Youth Orchestra

From a recent column in the Telegraph-Journal. If you want an aspirational vision for our future as a province look no further than the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. I had the opportunity to watch the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra perform … Continue reading

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Taking full advantage of our R&D assets

From a recent column in the Telegraph-Journal. Why is research and development spending in New Brunswick on the decline? Between 2001 and 2007 New Brunswick led the country among the 10 provinces in the growth of R&D spending (public and … Continue reading

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