New Brunswick out to prove Einstein was right

INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result

New Brunswick out to prove Einstein was rightHALIFAX, N.S. July 5, 2016/ Troy Media/ - New Brunswick is in a tough economic position. Taxes are heavy, unemployment is high and people are leaving to find opportunity elsewhere. Unfortunately, the province has embraced policies – a mix of deficit spending, subsidies for hand-picked businesses as well as high taxes on families and businesses…

At least Atlantic Canada leads in something

Unfortunately, it's sales taxes

At least Atlantic Canada leads in somethingHALIFAX, N.S. July 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Three Atlantic provinces now share the country's highest sales tax rate. It is hardly a noteworthy distinction. On July 1, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador raised the tax two percentage points to 15 per cent, joining Nova Scotia, which increased its harmonized sales tax (HST) in…

Bad news keeps piling up for New Brunswick

From punitive tax strategies to moribund job creation to a weak education system, this provincial government seems intent on failure

Bad news keeps piling up for New BrunswickHALIFAX, N.S. June 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Are New Brunswick's challenges so overwhelming that the provincial government has given up trying to solve them? Or does the province believe decisions to reverse its grim economic position and troubling social indicators should be kicked down the road? After a recent provincial government announcement to permanently ban…

New Brunswick beer ruling farce continues

New Brunswick's contentious liquor import rule is not only unenforceable, it has been dormant for decades

New Brunswick beer ruling farce continuesBELLEVILLE, Ont. May 26, 2016/ Troy Media/ - “The law is still the law,” said New Brunswick Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman recently. He was commenting on whether police would continue to enforce the province’s prohibition on individuals bringing more than a nominal amount of beer, wine or liquor into New Brunswick from neighbouring provinces. His…

Why New Brunswick still won’t allow cross-border booze buying

Even in the face of a clear court ruling, the province seems intent on standing in the way of free trade

Why New Brunswick still won’t allow cross-border booze buyingHALIFAX, N.S. May 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Heads the province wins, tails you lose. This appears to be the response of the Gallant government to the recent court decision declaring as unconstitutional New Brunswick's longstanding restrictions on bringing alcohol for personal consumption into the province. The government has until the end of the month to…

New Brunswick sinking further into debt

New Brunswick needs a long-term strategy for growth and a reform of its spending model if it is to reverse course

New Brunswick sinking further into debt//  new  brunswick [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/new-brunswick-sinking-further-into-debt/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the New Brunswick budget [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HALIFAX, N.S. Feb 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The recent New Brunswick budget shows that a series of tax increases and modest spending measures to tackle the province's dire fiscal situation…

NB budget fails to recognize young people being left behind

Premier postpones making decisions affecting seniors while cutting $7 million from post-secondary budget

NB budget fails to recognize young people being left behind//  young people  young people [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/nb-budget-fails-to-recognize-young-people-being-left-behind/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on young people in New Brunswick and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/generation-squeeze/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Generation Squeeze[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ — At 33, New Brunswick's Brian Gallant is Canada’s youngest premier. But despite his…

New Brunswick premier ignores his own age cohort

Reallocates money away from Generation Squeeze to pay for senior healthcare

New Brunswick premier ignores his own age cohortDownload New Brunswick premier ignores his own age cohort VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is Canada’s youngest Premier. Having tabled his first budget at age 32, I wondered whether the Premier brings a new generational perspective to New Brunswick finances. To answer the question, we analyzed how…

Creating a Maritime Union for the 21st century

Although a political union may be a non-starter, it is time to discuss an economic union

Creating a Maritime Union for the 21st centuryCreating a Maritime Union for the 21st century is FREE to subscribers FREDERICTON, NB, Feb 17, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Economic success in the 21st century is empowered by new ideas, new governance models and a bold economic vision. In this context, the debate over the creation of a Maritime Union should be re-examined from…