We met with our MLA and Minister of Finance for NB, Blaine Higgs, this week. I was very nervous. I am not sure about Alex, he usually isn't fazed by things like this. He could have dialogue with the Queen and never sweat it. I was not nervous because of who Minister Higgs is as much as I was apprehensive about bringing these issues, highly-charged and emotional, into the office of a politician. We knew Mr. Higgs had the reputation of being intelligent and fair but he was still a politician right? He would placate where he could and throw around buzz words and stats to confuse and disarm us, right? Not even close. We were not prepared for how warm and friendly he was. We were not prepared for when he asked all the right questions and provided intelligent discourse on topics we have spent countless hours researching. Mr. Higgs guided us to our next step, which I will discuss in a future post, with an altruism I did not expect to see. Thank you Minister Higgs.
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