John Gushue notes that being a have province has turned out to be a double-edged sword. He makes interesting points worth reading.
But being realistic also means taking a fact-based look at what's around us, and the evidence of prosperity is rather undeniable.
Consider this. The personal disposal income per person in this province was $6,710 per person in 1981. Ten years later, through the double-digit years of inflation in the 80s, it had more than doubled to $13,075.
Ten years after that, and through a rough period that included the cod moratorium and tough budgets galore, the figure had climbed to $17,462.
Things really started cooking in the years that followed. By 2010, the last year for which figures are available, personal disposal income was pegged at $27,402 for each man, woman and child.