Monthly Archives: November 2018

The facts of government economic development incentives

The old saying “you are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts” keeps coming to mind when I read commentary about ‘incentives’ used by government to encourage certain behavior by businesses. First of all, the commentary this … Continue reading

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The Upham conundrum

For me the potential gypsum mine in Upham is an ideal example of the challenges we face in this province particularly with rural economic development. As I have stated many times before, I believe there will be cases where a … Continue reading

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Should NB communities have more control over their destiny?

In 1921, there were 4.3 million acres of farmland in New Brunswick or about 11 acres per person living in the province. By 2016, according to Statistics Canada, the total area of farms had dropped to only 835,000 acres – … Continue reading

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The “tell me something I don’t already know” problem

You ever feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day?    You keep waking up and its the same day all over again?  How many times can you read in the paper, hear on the news or read on social media … Continue reading

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