They know their French fries over in New Brunswick — that’s where McCain’s is based. But I’ll show you a story about this gourmet chef, selling fries for $12.99. It looks great. The problem is, you’ve got to sell an awful lot of French fries, even at 13 bucks a pop, to make a good living.
Let’s talk about New Brunswick as a whole.
The Liberal premier ran on a campaign to ban fracking. New Brunswick is floating on shale gas — it could be a huge producer of the stuff. Thousands of jobs, well-paying jobs. But the New Brunswick Liberals banned it.
There are 37,000 unemployed people in New Brunswick. You could hire every single unemployed person there. And Nova Scotia. And Newfoundland. And Prince Edward Island. That only adds up to 119,000.
You could hire them all for $100,000 dollars a year, and still need 38,000 more workers, to sop up all the money that TransCanada Pipelines wants to spend building a pipe.
But Justin Trudeau and Denis Coderre and other Quebec Liberals have blocked that, too.
So, yeah. Gourmet French fries at thirteen bucks a shot. Maybe that’s New Brunswick’s economic future. Now all we need is some rich people to buy them.
Hey, by the way, I’m trying to do something about this:
The other day, we put up this massive billboard, in French, right across from Montreal’s city hall, where the Liberal mayor, Denis Coderre, swears he’ll block Energy East.
It says, “Denis Coderre prefers sewer pipes to oil pipes” — a mocking reference to how Coderre dumped billions of liters of untreated sewage right into the St. Lawrence River — but he claims he’s too much of an environmentalist to let a high tech oil pipeline through from Alberta to New Brunswick.
If you want to help us keep the billboard up — and bring some non-French fry jobs to New Brunswick -- please go to CutThemOff.ca to sign our petition to Coderre, and chip in to keep that billboard up.