Feedback from our readers

Feedback from our readers

RE: Do NLers have the guts?
@anhicken In #pei the big cuts should be to the 1% millionaires club who want #Centralization #CorpWelfare w/no transparency

RE: Tales from the Front Lines
@VictoriaLCraig Great article and highlight of @PaulaMorand!

RE: Int’l Tabbie award
@PaulAntleNL Huge congrats to @AtlanticBus for making TABPI’s Big 95 and being selected for 5 @TabbieAwards. You make Atlantic Canada proud! #TheBig95

RE: Top 50 CEO photo feature
@LynnHammondNL Everywhere I go I see Dustin Angelo! If you didn’t know He’s the third CEO In the second row @dkangelo77_gold

@weustheminc A shout-out to our CEO @ideolocator from his alma mater @PurdueKrannert on being named a #Top50CEO by @AtlanticBus

@Terry_Hussey Received a lovely letter from @PremierOfNL @DwightBallMHA on our #Top 50 win from @AtlanticBus. Class move and much appreciated!

RE: Best in Class
@BioTalentCanada It was an honour meeting Mathieu-Marc, and sharing the positive global impact that Atlantic #biotech has!

RE: Film Noir
@BrendanPaddick Great @AtlanticBus article on demise of #NovaScotia film industry. @allanhawco @markcritch keep NLFDC funded/alive.

RE: CEO of the Year
@MitchelmoreMHA Congratulations Larry Puddister of Pennecon for being @AtlanticBus CEO of the Year! @BTCRD_GovNL

RE: Working it Out
@Canada_Company Thx @AtlanticBus for featuring Canada Company Atlantic Ch. Chair @DCGough and the first ever #HalifaxMET conference

RE: Eyes on Asia
@EC_Kosters @AtlanticBus sure, as if our #fish stocks aren’t already collapsing or our #forests pulped into oblivion. #madness. #NovaScotia #environment

RE: What she said
@LoriJackman2011 Those who “know” must always speak up!

RE: Devil’s Advocate
Wilfred Zerbe, Dean, Faculty of Business, Memorial University Thank you, John, for your direct, sincere, and constructive message. I agree completely!

Bill Fenton Clearly a concise and well-reasoned essay but you could have gone much further. A collapse,or even worse, a continuation of the Muskrat Falls project (boondoggle) will relegate NL to an endless era of “have nots”. It is not a question of “what were they thinking” but were they even thinking at all? Nova Scotia will not come out of it unscathed either and our power bills will follow an upward trend. What did we do to have such inept leadership thrust upon us?

RE: Pumped and primed
Chris Long Thanks for your economic leadership in greater Saint John and your commitment to our community. You inspire our youth and business community that we can compete in this global economy.

RE: How sports will help your daughter
Steve O’Connell Our two daughters participated in sports through grade school and were fortunate to receive university athletic scholarships. Adding to your list:
6. Sports shows the relationship between practice, effort and results.
7. Sports during school years teaches superb time management skills.

RE: What she said
Ann Divine I’ve just picked the Atlantic Business  magazine and read your article. I was fascinated with the content. It was very informative and inspiring too.

RE: Why Halifax needs a history lesson
Len Canfield I agree with Stephen Kimber regarding Halifax’s controversial founder Edward Cornwallis. Let’s frame the conversation around a range of recognized historical sources so we have a clearer understanding of significant events prior to, during and following his three years as Governor of Nova Scotia 1749-1752. We need to focus on facts and context, avoid misinformation and half-truths and engage historians, professional researchers and others knowledgeable about 18th century Nova Scotia. Some of the conversation may not be pleasant but necessary, including the deaths of non-combatants. Speaking of the importance of facts and reference to Cornwallis “…as the first Governor of Nova Scotia,” he wasn’t the first. Following the British capture of Port Royal in 1710 he was preceded by several governors and lieutenant governors operating out of Annapolis Royal.

RE: Call to action
Brian Bedford, Business Edge Consulting Inc. I happened across your magazine in the Windsor, N.S. public library. I think I read almost every article and was very impressed by virtually all aspects of its content, layout, design and overall professionalism. I have met one of your contributors (Eleanor Beaton) and I’m very aware of her abilities and successes.

However, I couldn’t help wondering: where are the stories of the “little ones”? Does your magazine get into the issues that affect the day-to-day lives of those small entrepreneurs who make up the majority of business owners in Atlantic Canada? Does it provide space for stories of the successes, but almost more importantly, the struggles and failures and trials and tribulations of the people with their life savings on the line?

Right or wrong, good or bad, an entrepreneur who is struggling is willing to do almost anything to keep the doors open. More often than not, the one thing they “try” is to hold off paying their taxes or HST as long as possible in hopes of improvement. Usually that is when the government gets involved. Not to help — to demand payment. If things weren’t already bad enough now they can add the stress of the “wrath of g….(government)” coming down on them.

Those government employees may be wonderful at their job but they’ve never felt the true sense of urgency that comes from having your life savings on the line! They really don’t know what it’s like to wake up at night in a cold sweat wondering how, when, where will they find the answers required to get their business “above zero” on the operating income line!
There is a better way — and I have the answer. Remove the red tape. Cut the layer upon layer of bureaucracy and ACT! Bring onboard some retired entrepreneurs to go out and “share their knowledge” with every struggling business owner. Help them fix their bottom line then help them grow! Small Business grows Atlantic Canada.

RE: Tax Dodgers, the ugly truth
In our May/June edition, Stephen Kimber’s Just Sayin’ column — which talked about Canadian tax revenue lost to offshore accounts — referenced K.C. Irving’s move to Bermuda. James K. Irving (K.C.’s son) was offended by the column and requested that his point of view be put on the public record. In the interest of fairness and the permission of both parties, we are publishing the full conversation between Mr. Irving and Mr. Kimber.

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