A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Fixing up NB Power

There has been much debate about NB Power and its role as either the core of New Brunswick’s future wealth as a key component of the “energy hub” or as an inefficient debt laden albatross around New Brunswicker’s necks. As ex-premier Shawn Graham quickly discovered, New Brunswickers have strong feelings when it comes to NB […]

July 9th, 2012 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

New Brunswick’s deficit – Where did it come from?

New Brunswick has been recently struggling with high budget deficit and an increasing debt. Where did the deficit come from?

January 22nd, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Eliminating the penny?

Should Canada get rid of the penny? There are many reasons why they should.

January 3rd, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics | one comment

New Brunswick budget day – Tax and spend or just spend?

The New Brunswick government released its provincial budget today in the Legislature. Among some of the highlights: 2007-2008 surplus of $18 million 2008-2009 projected surplus of $19 million 2008 projected 1.8% growth of provincial real GDP Post secondary tuition freeze thanks to an increase of $12 million to post secondary institutions $63.5 million or 7.2% […]

March 19th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Canadian Federal Budget – What’s in it for me???

Today, the Canadian federal government (have they finally dropped the ridiculous “new government” moniker?) introduced their annual budget for fiscal 2008-2009 (April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009). Among the major highlights: Tax free savings account which allows individuals to invest up to $5000 per year (with carry forward of unused room) and receive tax […]

February 27th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Will Eastern Canada freeze in the dark?

Vulnerability of the East Coast In one of my earlier posts, I pointed out the often overlooked fact that although Canada is a huge exporter of oil, it also imports a very large amount of crude from overseas as well. In fact all of Eastern Canada relies in imported crude oil for heating oil, diesel, […]

February 20th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics | 3 comments

Canada’s trade with China – Growing and Growing

I have written a little bit about Canada and its trade with China especially with respect to food. Last Friday, a study detailing Canada’s trade with China was released by Statistics Canada. The study reveals that China has moved into the rank of Canada’s second largest trading partner after having surpassed Japan and the U.K. […]

December 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics | no comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – November 2007

Last week Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for the month of November. As I have done in previous months, I will look at some of the numbers and try to spot some trends especially when it comes to the province of New Brunswick and the Fredericton region in particular. The headline numbers in […]

December 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

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