Monday, February 11, 2008
COUPLE IS LEAVING NEW BRUNSWICK FOR GOOD!!!!
My wife and I are born and raised New Brunswickers. Our families landed on these shores many years ago.
We are second and third generation NBers, but now we both believe if we are going to make any kind of living, we will have to leave.
We are packing up and moving to British Columbia.
Like many others, we are tired of everything this province does not address: low wages and extremely high living costs are just two.
We have seen groups of friends renting an apartment, five to seven people in a two bedroom. No children, just the working poor.
Although New Brunswick is the bilingual province, preference is not given to people who speak both languages fluently. Sometimes being able to speak just French and only French is given preference for some of the most sought-after jobs.
My wife studied French from elementary school to Grade 11, and still she cannot speak French fluently, even though if she had studied one more year, to Grade 12, she would have received a bilingual certificate.
We both think that is hilarious.
I think the worst thing they ever did was make New Brunswick a bilingual province, because it hasn't been done fairly.
New Brunswick is a dying province, and no amount of immigrants taking the few jobs we have available will change that.
My suggestion to my fellow New Brunswickers is just to pack up and leave.
Write a letter about your grievances, and hopefully that will help make life better for future generations.
We will miss this place, the forests, salmon-rich rivers, and everything that makes this place unique.
I would like to thank Premier Shawn Graham and the good job he has been doing, especially having to clean up after the Conservatives.
This province has fallen so far behind it will take a lot to bring it up to snuff.
We know if anyone can do the job, he can.