It’s the Economy, Stupid and elections

My third post this morning – a little  overkill but I had promised to write this one for someone who asked.

Because we are heading into an election in the fall, I was asked if I endorse specific parties or politicians during an election campaign.

The short answer is no.  I consult with economic development agencies across the Maritime provinces and I interact with politicians and government bureaucrats and I have made the decision this must be non-partisan.

Now, I do comment on specific party platforms and I do offer critique (as you know) of economic development programs and activities. 

I might endorse a politician or party if they rolled out an economic development program that I thought was outstanding but I haven’t seen one yet in 20 years.

If you want me to comment on any economic development-related platform issue, I would be happy to do so.