A Maritime-Canadian freelance writer/humorist/political essayist, Brian McLaughlin has researched and/or written extensively on politics, education, economic development, energy (oil, electricity, gas), as well as on alternative technology, industry and contemporary business issues. His research and articles have appeared in local, regional, national and international publications (The Daily Gleaner, Telegraph Journal (NB Reader), The Guardian and Journal Pioneer (PEI), Atlantic Business and Natural Resources magazines, Atlantic Progress and National Fisherman magazines; plus Energy Exchange magazine (Canadian Geographic Enterprises). His commentaries/blogs have garnered '5-Star Accolades' from independent reader surveys.
New Brunswick, ranked in 2014 by the Conference Board of Canada as one of the worst provincial (GDP) performing economies in the world, can not seem to shake off decade-after-decade of economic mismanagement.
As the CPC strategizes for a new party leader, some right-minded pundits of market fundamentalism are touting the inexperienced political outsider as a serious contender for party leader. That imprudent direction may well prove to widen the chasm between the CPC and wiser-than-previously-anticipated average Canadian voters.