Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s poet laureate, woke City Council with an electrifying poem she read in Chambers titled “Not Perfect.” The subsequent meeting saw a resolution passed to revisit the idea of renaming Cornwallis Street and removing the Cornwallis statue in, uh, Cornwallis Park. Also, the Liberal government released a meaningless budget designed to buld on a stronger […]
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Christie Blatchford might have gone too far and slagged the Nova Scotia woman being sued by former Mount Saint Vincent University professor Michael Kydd. Tarrah McPherson served notice Thursday that she intends to sue Blatchford and Postmedia for a column that ran in The National Post and other Postmedia newspapers, online on March 17, 2017 […]
News 1. Are we doing right by international students? Some months ago, I asked Chris Lambie to explore the issue of international students attending Nova Scotian universities. There’s no denying that we’re chasing international students for their money, and there are issues of exploitation at every turn. But international students also contribute to the educational experience for native-born […]
Elias Galindo was walking down Spring Garden Road around sunset last November with a fellow international student from Mexico when a vanload of young men started following them. It was the day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, largely on promises to wall off his country’s southern neighbour, clamp down...
News 1. Proposed university gift policy draws ire from Dalhousie profs The gift policy was initiated in the wake of criticism of the university’s deal with Shell Oil, but the Dal administration refused to let university senators have a say in drafting the policy, and now refuses to make that draft public (but we got it […]
Two years ago, a Dalhousie engineering student named Stephen Thomas started noticing the Shell Oil logo popping up all over campus, and so submitted a Freedom of Information request seeking the details of a $600,000 grant from the oil company to university. Thomas sent me a copy of the 2011 agreement; you can read it here. Some […]
News 1. Cornwallis Two weeks ago, Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas read her poem “Not Perfect” before city council: The reading had two effects. The first was that councillor Shawn Cleary was moved to ask that Halifax council revisit the issue of renaming Cornwallis Street and removing the statue of Cornwallis in the south end. (Councillor […]
In the News Myths and stereotypes played a role in cab driver acquittal, says law prof Dalhousie law professor Elaine Craig’s forthcoming Canadian Bar Review paper received national media attention this week, and rightly so. She calls out not just Judge Gregory Lenehan for making specific legal errors, but also the Crown and defence lawyers...
Last Thursday the Nova Scotia government announced the site of a new outpatient centre designed to replace some of the services currently offered at the Victoria General Hospital, which is slated for demolition by 2022. The new centre will be built in Bayers Lake, a retail business park known for inaccessible design and traffic congestion....
I’m Katie. It’s Tuesday and there are lots of things happening today. News 1. Private prosecution “Tomorrow a Harrietsfield woman will become the first citizen in Nova Scotia to lay charges or undertake a ‘private prosecution’ under the Environment Act against two individuals and two numbered companies,” report Jennifer Henderson and Linda Pannozzo for the […]