I delete all the crazy crap that people try to post to this blog but I get it in my email box each morning. I should keep this stuff and show you some day – you might have some insight into why I think about terminating the blog once in a while. There are 2-3 people that are downright harrassing me – not just now about periodically when there is something they don’t like. Think about how you would feel if you had a handful of emails in your inbox each day with this crap. I have tried to find ways to delete it before I even see it but I can’t figure it out.
I see that the president of the Conseil Economique du NB is leaving to run the l’Étoile and other Brunswick News French language publications. Louis-Philippe Gauthier (LPG) is one of those guys who should have left – who fits the profile of so many young New Brunswickers. He’s dynamic, bright, reads like crazy, seamlessly bilingual, volunteers all over the place and is a serial entrepreneur. And he is not afraid to tell it like he sees it – a fairly rare quality in New Brunswick.
I wish him well on this move. I suspect the goal was to elevate the quality of the content of these papers and bring them more fully into the debate on the future of Northern New Brunswick. As I have pointed out there is a fundamental, structural change occuring in the economic foundation of Northern New Brunswick and we need strong voices to figure out what this really means. This is having a disporportionately negative impact on New Brunswick’s francophone population. LPG has always been at the front of this discussion and in this new medium – I suspect – will continue this advocacy.