Atlantic - Commentaries
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.
New Brunswickers are paying twice for worse service
October 18, 2018The New Brunswick government needs to find savings fast, and should be open to any ideas, including eliminating the duplication in the province’s services and bureaucracy, based on language.
Replacing old hospitals with clinics carries potential for better, less costly health care
October 11, 2018It’s clear that Cape Bretoners aren’t getting access to the health care they need. As the population ages, innovative solutions will be necessary to deliver health services. Replacing old hospitals with smaller clinics may help ensure that.
New Brunswick election shows need to shake up costly status quo
October 01, 2018Fed up taxpayers have demanded a big task of New Brunswick’s new minority government: deal with the province’s economic challenges at the eleventh hour, or be thrown to face the voters again at any moment.
Don’t be fooled by spending promises – New Brunswick can’t pay for that
September 21, 2018During elections, politicians throw your money around like drunken sailors. But the reality is that the New Brunswick government doesn’t have the money to pay for any new spending promises. New spending today means tax hikes tomorrow, at best – and the potential for much darker economic consequences if politicians continue to ignore reality.