Let’s Tone Down the Hyperbole and Have a Sensible Discussion of Minimum Wage

Last week, I participated in the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council panel discussion asking the question; what is the right minimum wage for Atlantic Canada? Certainly, one way to get to good public policy is asking the right question. Asking what the right minimum wage for the region is a fair academic question, but we should …

Shrinking the Size of Government is No Longer an Option – It’s Required

Atlantic Canada is facing serious challenges and we no longer have the option of kicking the can down the road. The demographic tsunami is upon us, and there is a looming financial crisis in that wave. With an aging workforce, there will be fewer potential workers and a shrinking tax base. This is compounded by …

Fall Back Up with Denis Ryan

Denis Joseph Patrick Ryan. Irish musician turned successful businessman. He is one of Canada's leading performers, helping establish the modern form of traditional Celtic music throughout North America, England, and Australia. Denis was born in Newport, County Tipperary, Ireland, immigrating to Toronto in 1969. Eventually moving to St. John's, Newfoundland, he founded what became one …

Fall Back Up with Tim Moore

Tim Moore is the founder of several highly successful Canadian businesses. Starting in 1971, Tim borrowed $2000 to purchase a small moving truck. That launched a career of serial entrepreneurship resulting in the founding of AMJ Campbell Van Lines, Premiere Executive Suites, Premiere Van Lines, Premiere Self-Storage, Premiere Mortgage Center, Oceanstone Resorts, Moore Executive Suites and Atlantic Signature Mortgage and Loan. …