The migration to the Maritimes from the rest of Canada is one of the more interesting trends since the onset of COVID-19. The region went from modest inward migration (net) between 2016 and 2019 to very strong net migration since. In Q2 2022, nearly 6,200 more people moved to…
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I have been following the efforts to increase property taxes on the Irving refinery in Saint John. I don’t know enough about the specifics to comment on…
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A few years ago I was talking to a planner in Ontario about the ambitious population growth projections for the GTA and he told me the provincial…
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I just listened to someone described as a top labour economist in Canada arguing that we should not increase immigration levels in Canada. It was a…
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I see that Sue Rickards recently passed away. As cited in the CBC article, she "was a teacher, educational innovator, mentor, an outreach worker, a…
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I have been in an increasing number of meetings and conversations where the theme has been “we need to focus on high-end jobs”. In certain contexts, I…
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I have worked with over 100 economic development and related organizations in the past 20+ years and there is one thing I can tell you for a fact. In…
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The Moncton region is taking quite a bit of heat these days - complaints about housing costs, rising homelessness, more crime, difficulties accessing…
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