Welcome to my commentary site, Jordi Morgan’s Atlantic Advocate. Averse as I am to EVER refer to myself in the third person, I’m doing so here as the name “Atlantic Advocate” belongs to a monthly magazine published from 1952 to 1996 and served the Maritimes well from it’s publishing house at the University of New Brunswick.
The original Atlantic Advocate’s declaration of intent was to “to fight the battles of the Atlantic provinces which will win for them a fair place in the life of Canada.” While I don’t expect my blog will have the kind of impact the original publication had on the culture of the region (nor the literary or poetic quality) I do hope it will serve as an effective voice for small business in the region.
I want this blog to be a more personal conversation than what you may read or hear in the media as official positions from the CFIB. Perhaps a little more opinionated, but on many issues, my thinking is pretty closely aligned with that of CFIB members.
That’s not to say there is unanimity among all members of the organization on all things, however, CFIB has consistently advocated for a better tax structure, accountability of the public sector, policy which encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and sound research…and I’m down with all of that.
This site will focus primarily on issues relevant to our cities, our provinces and our region as a whole…but I’ll vent on national issues from time to time. I hope you’ll join the conversation.
Please feel free to weigh in on anything you read through the comment feature. If you agree, great, if you don’t…have at it. I am a strong proponent on the open debate of ideas. I would appreciate it though if you don’t ascribe my motivation to some weird conspiracy or another. They are just my thoughts.
As a sidebar, the photos used in the banner are taken by my sister Katherine. I’m a little biased but I think they really are some of the most beautiful pictures of Nova Scotia I’ve ever seen. She has a wonderful eye. If you are interested in hi-def files of them, maybe to make a print or something…she’d like to make a little money off of these. I’d be happy to introduce you via her website or something. Just drop me a note.