HIGHWAY TOLLS: New Brunswick’s proposals will hold all of the Atlantic Provinces hostage. Or will it?

Well, instead of backing off on loans and cash incentives to giant businesses who can well afford to pay, collecting appropriate taxes from them and eliminating offshore tax shelters, among other things, New Brunswick is proposing road tolls as a way to … Continue reading

OPINION: The Firing of Cleary – The mediocre never admire excellence in others.

Is this the underlying reason for Dr. Eilish Cleary’s dismissal as New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health? It seems that Dr. Cleary was invited to submit an article to the Journal of New Brunswick Studies / Revue d’études sur le … Continue reading

POLITICS: Ottawa giving up on protecting endangered salmon and whitefish.

Ottawa to close fish facility June 17, 2012 – 4:13am BY AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU Mersey River hatchery, gene bank has programs for salmon, whitefish Fisheries and Oceans Canada is closing a hatchery and gene banking facility for two endangered species … Continue reading

POLITICS: First Local Service District Elected at Bocabec, NB

Thursday, June 7, 2012 About 50 residents met this evening to form a Local Service District Committee. Provincial representative Darren McCabe chaired the meeting. 6 candidates were nominated and 5 selected by vote. The committe is comprised of: Gary Christie, … Continue reading

OPINION: The real culture of dependency: In defence of Atlantic Canada

BY KAREN FOSTER BRIAN FOSTER | MAY 31, 2012 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2012/05/real-culture-dependency-defence-atlantic-canada “Is the EI system making it more attractive to not work?” That’s the (attempt at) thought-provoking (or fire-stoking) title of a recentNational Post piece, written in the aftermath of Jim Flaherty‘s intellectually lazy and socially … Continue reading