Atlantic - Commentaries
New Brunswick Should Reject a Carbon Tax
September 27, 2016New Brunswickers pay $650 million or $1,100 per tax filer more each and every year in income, sales and gasoline taxes than they did just five years ago. This is a staggering amount of extra revenue given that all of it comes directly off the paychecks or out of the pockets of working taxpayers.
New Brunswick's Mission Is Far from Accomplished
May 02, 2016If you have been watching the New Brunswick government in the last short while, you would conclude they too believe their mission to steady the economic ship and wrestle down the provincial deficit has been “accomplished.” Why else would they start spending more money on risky investments and new entitlement programs?
Breaking Atlantic Canada’s Addiction To Temporary Foreign Workers
March 28, 2016It does not make sense to allow these companies to fly in hundreds of workers from around the world while Canadians are at home unemployed and collecting benefits. Foreign workers should be a last resort to a company’s labour market problems, not the first.
Enough is Enough When it Comes to High Taxes
February 04, 2016Taxpayers in New Brunswick are dealing with difficult times, rising costs, and a troubling economy. Let’s not add to that burden by raising the HST now, only to watch politicians spend that money on their pet projects as it gets close to an election.
Immigration Won’t Solve New Brunswick’s Economic Mess
December 02, 2015New Brunswick is not taking in too few immigrants. While the population is declining, the number of immigrants is on an impressive rise. New Brunswick has welcomed 7,110 new immigrants from around the world between 2012-13 and 2014-15.
Nova Scotia’s Population Solution Needs More than Immigration
November 15, 2015The real problem affecting our population is that too many Nova Scotians are packing up and “going down the road.
NB: End Bureaucratic Duplication Based on Language
July 06, 2015“All options” should include a discussion about whether or not we need to have some duplication of government services, and a duplicate bureaucracy, based on language. The bilingual Mr. Gallant is well placed to have such a conversation. That is if he is up to the task of governing his bilingual province in these difficult times.