Don Cayo writes in March of 1999, "When Governor Angus King started to talk about the sad fate of a little business in near home in Maine, I figured he was trying to build empathy with his audience of Maritimers. Certainly all of us have seen too many businesses close. So his point, I thought, was that we’d know how he felt. And that we’d know that he knows how we feel when we see failures on our side of the border."
Everyone knows that Canada faces the prospect of a dramatically aging population as the Baby Boomers, that huge demographic bulge, edge towards retirement. But Don Cayo points out, an AIMS study underlines is how much more dramatic that will be in a region with stagnant or negative growth.
Professor John Richards of Simon Fraser University says the "non-traditional left" is doing some serious thinking. Don Cayo looks at some of the idea's being put forward.
The uncharitable might say that any lawyer at all is one too many. But as Don Cayo writes, the facts suggest the legal profession is falling on politically hard times, at least in this region.