Co-operation makes it happen, McKenna tells Atlantic provinces

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A former New Brunswick premier says the Atlantic provinces have to stop competing with each other and find more ways to unite.
Frank McKenna, now deputy chair of the TD Bank Financial Group, says the four provinces need to work together on areas such a population growth, tourism promotion and pension plans.
Speaking to a business breakfast in Fredericton, McKenna said that as a result of improved highway links in the region, it makes sense for different airports to concentrate on particular destinations, rather than every airport competing for the same business.
He says there also should be a virtual port authority for the region that doles out the work to individual harbours.
McKenna says the global economy is changing at a lightning pace and there needs to be the political will to make needed changes.
Business New Brunswick Minister Greg Byrne says the provincial governments realize the time to act is now, and greater co-operation is achievable.

Organizations: TD Bank Financial Group

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Fredericton

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  • BCM
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Must be the opening of the Frank McKenna for Liberal Leader Tour as Dion will not last another 6 months.

    Who is coming next, Brian Tobin???

  • Richard
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    M Shadow - nobody in NS or NB refines any oil from NL.

    Even if they did, (which, I repeat, they do not) what would be wrong with it?? Newfoundland refines oil from overseas. It's called a market place. Whoever buys the crude can refine it wherever they want.

    If you don't like that, build your own refinery.

  • Fred
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Funny how little people are always told how they must compete with each other for jobs etc but big entities should cooperate. Well, maybe not so funny.

  • michael
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    To Richard: Actually, Irving does refine crude from Newfoundland. In fact, they received and refined the very first tanker of crude from the White Rose project. They also purchase approximately 15% of the total production from Hibernia and Terra Nova.

    The above info was taken from an internal release from Irving oil on Dec 6, 2005.

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    WOW! Does this mean oil from NL's offshore may get refined in NL rather than NS or NB?

  • BCM
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Must be the opening of the Frank McKenna for Liberal Leader Tour as Dion will not last another 6 months.

    Who is coming next, Brian Tobin???

  • Richard
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    M Shadow - nobody in NS or NB refines any oil from NL.

    Even if they did, (which, I repeat, they do not) what would be wrong with it?? Newfoundland refines oil from overseas. It's called a market place. Whoever buys the crude can refine it wherever they want.

    If you don't like that, build your own refinery.

  • Fred
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Funny how little people are always told how they must compete with each other for jobs etc but big entities should cooperate. Well, maybe not so funny.

  • michael
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    To Richard: Actually, Irving does refine crude from Newfoundland. In fact, they received and refined the very first tanker of crude from the White Rose project. They also purchase approximately 15% of the total production from Hibernia and Terra Nova.

    The above info was taken from an internal release from Irving oil on Dec 6, 2005.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    WOW! Does this mean oil from NL's offshore may get refined in NL rather than NS or NB?