News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Sable Island Matthew Griffin-Allwood, an architecture student at Dalhousie University, has designed a visitors’ shelter for the Sable Island National Park, writes Moira Donovan. This article is behind the Examiner’s paywall and do available only to paid subscribers. To purchase a subscription, click here. […]
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Sable Island exemplifies rootlessness. Made entirely of sand, not only is the surface fluid – the island is itself on the move, as sand is washes away from the Western side and builds up on the East. Not an ideal location on which to build, one would think. But when Matthew Griffin-Allwood was developing a thesis project...
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Bill 100 Moira Donovan reports on Monday’s demonstration against Bill 100: Under the banner of financial transparency and accountability, [Bill 100] would allow university administrators dealing with an actual or anticipated deficit to unilaterally trigger a “revitalization period” in which workers’ rights to grieve, […]
Braving the rain Monday, protesters gathered outside Province House to oppose the Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act, otherwise known as Bill 100. For the faculty, staff and student groups assembled, it was clear that the Act represents an assault on both their constitutionally protected rights and the autonomy of universities. Under the banner of financial...
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Bill 100 University unions and student groups demonstrated against Bill 100 outside Province House yesterday. Moira Donovan will have a full report later today. 2. Dividend tax credit Several people have contacted me recently about the changes the Liberals have made to the […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Co-op Atlantic The board of directors for Co-op Atlantic voted last week to recommend that its food and gas retail and wholesale operations be sold to Sobeys. Member-owners will vote on the matter by May 12. Co-op Atlantic was founded in 1927 in Moncton, and quickly expanded to […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. David Leggette Yesterday, the courts published Justice Joshua Arnold’s ruling about what evidence could be admitted in the murder trial of David Leggette and Victoria Henneberry, the couple charged with murdering Loretta Saunders. The evidence hearing was held in January and February, and Arnold issued his […]
This week, a disuccsion with producer and actor Thom Fitzgerald about the film tax credit; what’s billionaire lobster seller John Risley doing complaing about government support for business?; and we meet Lorelei Nicoll, deputy mayor of Halifax. Listen to Episode #9 of Examineradio below, or subscribe to the Examineradio podcast via iTunes. Examineradio also broadcasts […]
News Views Government On campus Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Film tax credit Late yesterday afternoon, government officials announced changes to their proposals for film industry support. The technical briefing for reporters was not for attribution, meaning I can’t quote any of the government officials present. There are lots of moving balls in this, […]
On April 22, the Liberal government tabled an Act that student and faculty groups say will curb the rights of unionized faculty and staff while failing to address the core issues with financial mismanagement at universities. The legislation – which the government has trumpeted as the first of its kind in Canada – will require […]