It may not be a riddle of Sphinxian inscrutability, nevertheless it has plagued businessmen and women for years: If you’re travelling by air, why does it cost so much to get anywhere in Atlantic Canada, especially from New Brunswick? A typical discounted, one-way fare (not …

The federal government’s contract award of $25 billion to Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding means money. Lots of it. And jobs, just when the East Coast could use them. But what does it mean for New Brunswick, where the billionaire, family-owned conglomerate was born and raised and …

Richard J. Currie doesn’t mince words. That’s his privilege, perhaps, as the former chairman of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., former president of George Weston Limited, former president of Loblaw Companies Limited, a member of Canada’s Business Hall of fame, and Chancellor of the University of …

For generations, northern New Brunswick has suffered the indignities of rural desolation: shuttered mills, outmigration among the young, and ageing population. No more, perhaps. For the first time in 40 years, the Government of New Brunswick has targeted the north for renewal. Is it altruism …