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Paper over Board

|July 27, 2020

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Are entrepreneurs born or are they made? "Thanks for the Business" seeks to address this age-old question through the compelling stories of Maritime business tycoons Arthur Irving and K. C. Irving, and the story of Irving Oil. As one keen observer wrote of the…
Democracy In Canada: The Disintegration Of Our Institutions
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|September 2, 2019

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Canada's representative democracy is confronting important challenges. At the top of the list is the growing inability of the national government to perform its most important roles: namely mapping out collective actions that resonate in all regions as well as…
Looking For Bootstraps: Economic Development In The Maritimes

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In 2006, award-winning author Donald Savoie wrote a seminal book on economic development in the Maritimes: Visiting Grandchildren. His plans were "to exit the field with this book." A decade later, he marks his return to that subject with Looking for Bootstraps.…
Governing from the Centre: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics
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|June 12, 1999

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Redefined during the past thirty years, the centre of government currently extends itself further than ever before. Central governmental agencies are 'where the rubber meets the road', where public service meets politics, and policy becomes reality. So who's…
A Future for the Fishery: Crisis and Renewal in Canada's Neglected Fishing Industry

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Contrary to popular belief, Canadian fisheries industries are not dead. Key stocks are stable or rebuilding, most commercial fisheries are now managed at sustainable catch levels, and global demand for seafood is booming. But a significant challenge exists: to…
Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the Maritimes

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During his successful campaign to become Conservative Party leader in the spring of 2004, Stephen Harper said of the Maritime provinces, "We will see the day when the region is not the place where you visit your grandparents, but instead more often than not the…
Pulling Against Gravity: Economic Development In New Brunswick During The Mckenna Years

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In Pulling Against Gravity Donald Savoie, one of Canada's foremost authorities on regional public policy, offers a sweeping overview of the policy challenges faced by Frank McKenna as New Brunswick premier in the 1980s and 1990s. He documents McKenna's attempts…
Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the Maritimes

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During his successful campaign to become Conservative Party leader in the spring of 2004, Stephen Harper said of the Maritime provinces, "We will see the day when the region is not the place where you visit your grandparents, but instead more often than not the…
Harrison McCain: Single-Minded Purpose
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|November 14, 2013

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The only rival to Harrison McCain?s entrepreneurial success was his deep attachment to his Maritime roots. From McCain?s beginnings in Florenceville, New Brunswick, the early mentorship he received from K.C. Irving, to the global success of his corporate empire…
Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability in Canada and the United Kingdom

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There is a consensus throughout much of the western world that the public sector is in urgent need of repair. This study seeks to understand why this is so by comparing developments in Canada and the United Kingdom. It looks to changes in values both in society…
What Is Government Good At?: A Canadian Answer

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Winner: Donner Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Public Policy Writing by Canadians (2016) Winner: New Brunswick Book Award for Non-Fiction (2016) Recent decades have shown the public's support for government plummet alongside political leaders?…
I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter

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In the 1950s most of Acadian society was poor, uneducated, isolated, and dominated by the Roman Catholic clergy. In the following decade two individuals, Pierre E. Trudeau and Louis J. Robichaud, pointed the way for Acadians like Savoie to make important…
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