I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations in the past week about my position on the Employment Insurance situation in Atlantic Canada. Ultimately, I don’t think there will be any big change to the program itself – i.e. far fewer…Continue Reading
The pandemic has been good to Atl. Canada’s Gotham
From 131st to best-place-to-live without breaking a sweat It has been a good year for Halifax. Atlantic Canada’s largest urban centre by a wide margin (more that double the population of St. John’s) was tied with Oshawa for the fastest…Continue Reading
Engineering economic development (or not). A lament for New Brunswick’s waning engineering cluster
When talking about long term successful economic development in New Brunswick I used to turn to the engineering sector. For me it was an important story. UNB chronically overgraduates too many engineers relative to the demand in the province to…Continue Reading
Is having democratic, local government in NB too much to ask for?
Part 672 in my series Everyone Deserves a an Elected Mayor (whether they like it or not) There seems to be some impetus to do something on local government reform in the coming months. I thought about writing something on…Continue Reading