Atlantic - Commentaries
Three cheers for Premier Higgs' equalization reality check
January 24, 2019Love or hate New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, you have to give him credit for having the courage to challenge one of the region’s sacred cows: the equalization program.
Resolve to pull the plug on runaway spending on major sporting events
December 27, 2018In 2019, governments should set a taxpayer-friendly New Year’s resolution: stop bidding on major sporting events that rely on a bottomless pit of tax dollars.
Give taxpayers the gift of digging the province out of debt
December 14, 2018Past governments have viewed tax dollars like Santa’s toy bag: magically bottomless. This government can change course and give taxpayers the gift of a brighter future for New Brunswick.
Find a stadium solution that doesn't bankrupt Nova Scotians
November 10, 2018When it comes to pro sports stadiums, taxpayers always get hosed. Pro sports executives are no fools – but neither are Halifax taxpayers. Let’s find a way to bring a CFL team here without going broke.
Clock is ticking for New Brunswick to join court battle against Ottawa’s carbon tax
November 02, 2018Both NB Liberal leader Brian Gallant and PC leader Blaine Higgs say they're considering joining the court battle against Ottawa's unfair carbon tax on New Brunswickers. Both would be right to do it. But the clock is ticking.