Monthly Archives: February 2019

Respectful debate, open minds and democracy

When thoughts rush by And your signals seem to fly Keep it open Keep it open And help me keep mine open too Some will lie behind But we needn’t be unkind Keep it open Keep it open And help … Continue reading

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While it is harder to track, New Brunswick’s services exports are critically important

While in Brazil on vacation recently I decided to look up New Brunswick exports to South America’s largest country.  As I suspected the total value of exports from New Brunswick is minuscule – the total value of merchandise exports has … Continue reading

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New Brunswick needs more charity

Charity may begin at home but it certainly doesn’t end there. The latest Statistics Canada data on charitable donations is concerning. I have to start by saying religious institutions account for the bulk of charitable donations in Canada and the … Continue reading

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Should Toronto be worried about retention?

The conversation about ‘retention’ – whether referring to immigrants or those born in Canada – is virtually the first thing that comes up when trying to have a conversation about efforts to expand the number of people in the New … Continue reading

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