Fertilizing the Fiscal Debate

February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last November the Business Council flagged the need for increased revenues in New Brunswick, in order to help us reach balanced budgets and start reducing our debt and interest payments as quickly as possible. A little over a week ago, we released an article that provided specific suggestions of...

Toward Balanced Budgets

January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

This article was originally published in the Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013.

Members of the New Brunswick Business Council are concerned about our province’s debt. Today New Brunswick owes 10 billion dollars.

10 billion dollars. That’s a difficult number to imagine. Put...

Do we all have a spending problem?

January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Below is a series of graphs demonstrating the debt and spending levels of each Canadian province, for comparison purposes. With the exception of a few, it appears we're all in the same boat. What do you think?

Provincial Debt (in millions)


Provincial Debt per capita