Feb 09, 2016 10:10 a.m.
Membership Has Its Privileges?
Trust New Brunswick to tilt at the beast of federal complacency and partisanship. After all, didn’t this province help invent the Senate of Canada? Shouldn’t we, of all this great land’s citizens, now properly tame it, if not actually slay it? Two senators from this fair province – and from two different parties, no less […] 
Feb 07, 2016 10:41 p.m.
The Dummies Of Small Things
Let’s face it, no government drops a budget without engaging in a substantial amount of tortuous explanation and twisted logic. The problem, of course, is that elected officials are notoriously poor spin doctors; voters, more often than not, easily penetrate their veils of assurances and, worse, never forget the degree to which political prevarication undermines […] 
Feb 05, 2016 11:20 p.m.
The Deficit Facts Of Life
Balance the budget, certainly; but not just yet. In a nutshell, this was what New Brunswick Finance Minister Roger Melanson told assembled ladies and gentlemen of the press and other observers at Tuesday’s provincial budget announcement. Still, though it seemed to take almost everyone off guard, the news that annual deficits – despite this year’s […]