News Views Noticed Footnotes News 1. If People Wrote About Canada the Same Way they Write About Africa… In a shocking blow to Canada’s beleaguered democracy, Justice Minister Peter Mackay resigned Friday from the scandal-plagued ruling party. Amid allegations of corruption, Mackay has been accused of suborning the court system and using his political office to […]
Archives for May 2015
This week, the McNeil government came under fire for $7,000 worth of taxpayer-funded brochures mailed out to three ridings facing upcoming by-elections. Following complaints to Elections Nova Scotia, the Liberals admitted they acted in error and agreed to foot the bill. Naming rights to the just-approved Dartmouth four-pad arena are being auctioned off. With BMO and […]
News Views Government Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Liberal government gives payroll rebate to Liberal party supporter Chronicle Herald business editor Joann Alberstat reports that a Vancouver firm, FCV Technologies Ltd., is eligible to receive up to $1.2 million in payroll rebates over the next five years. The focus of Alberstat’s article is FCV CEO Johann Starke’s […]
• TCL’s theft of the Metro Centre box office goes down the memory hole • The city paid half the costs of Fred MacGillivray’s super pension Management for the new convention centre wants a tunnel blasted through the bedrock below Grafton Street. The block-long tunnel would link the new convention centre to the existing tunnel and pedway...
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Liberals reverse course “The Liberals will pay back the money used to send out a controversial mailout to areas where byelections will soon be called,” reports the CBC. “Premier Stephen McNeil said his party — not the taxpayer — will cover the $7,000 cost of sending 33,000 political pamphlets to homes in […]
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Liberal advertising “Elections Nova Scotia is investigating a taypayer-funded mailout that promoted the work of Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government,” reports the Chronicle Herald: The large postcard-style flyers — all 33,000 of them at a cost of $7,000 — were last week sent to homes in […]
News Views Government In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Never forgotten because it’s so damn ugly The Never Forgotten monument proposed for Green Cove in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is gaudy, monstrously oversized for its delicate placement, campy in all the wrong ways, and vile in its political intent. And Parks Canada wants to hear what you […]
Dartmouth councillor Gloria McCluskey instigated a “gross violation” of Richard Doucette’s “right to procedural fairness,” ruled Supreme Court Justice Gerald Moir last week. Moir was hearing an appeal of a bylaw infraction citation issued to Doucette related to his house at 92 Crichton Avenue in Dartmouth. And there’s no question about it: McCluskey did in fact act...
News Views Government Noticed In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Gloria McCluskey I’ll have more on this later today… but councillor Gloria McCluskey has gotten herself into hot water. 2. Examineradio #12 This week, the Nova Star ferry issued a discount coupon for American tourists, offering them 20 hours on the rough seas of the North Atlantic […]
This week, the Nova Star ferry offered a discount coupon for American tourists, offering them 20 hours on the rough seas of the North Atlantic and 20 minutes in Yarmouth, NS. Also, a mysterious website launched exhorting disgraced former mayor Peter Kelly to return to run for the city’s top office in 2016. The big […]