I just got an email from a guy who is leaving NB. A sharp chap. Not a new story. Just started reading the Jacques Poitras’ Beaverbrook piece and early on he talks about a bunch of expat NBers that moved away to make their fortunes (including Mr. Aitken). Stubborn trend that whole out-migration bit.
I’ll have more to say about Poitras’ book after I get it done. Fascinating piece, though. I often wonder why we don’t get more NB history in school. Without an appreciation of our past, it’s hard to frame up a proper future.