The next time Nova Scotians go to the polls, they’ll only have to log on to cast a vote. Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on Tuesday seeking a “a Nova Scotia Internet Voting Solution.” In 2020, the government introduced amendments to the Elections Act to allow internet voting, particularly for...
It was pushing 11pm on the night of April 22, 2022, and everything that was going to be done — however little of that there might have been — was now well and truly done. Inside the legislature, Premier Tim Houston thanked everyone “who made this session move along so smoothly” and wished MLAs “a...
A majority of council candidates who responded to a survey from a local advocacy group are in favour of some broad reforms of policing in Halifax, and the results indicate widespread dissatisfaction with the municipality’s unique relationship with the RCMP. The Nova Scotia Policing Policy Working Group sent an online survey to all candidates in […]
Paul Russell didn’t have much time to get used to being a councillor. After winning a special election in District 15 last October, Russell is up for the ultimate annual performance review as voters head back to the polls. Russell is facing four candidates this time around, down from a field of nine others in […]
Lisa Blackburn was almost acclaimed for a second term. But on the final day for nominations, the deputy mayor got a challenger with Greg Frampton adding his name to the ballot. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five questions to every candidate in this fall’s election: What should Halifax be doing to create more affordable […]
With Matt Whitman hoping to step up to the mayor’s chair, District 13 is an open race. There are nine candidates hoping to take the controversial councillor’s place in the district, which includes Hammonds Plains, Tantallon, Hubbards and Peggys Cove. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five questions to every candidate in this fall’s election: […]
After winning District 12 in 2016, Richard Zurawski is facing off against two of the runners up from last time and a newcomer in next month’s election. Candidates John Bignell and Iona Stoddard both ran in the district in 2016, and Eric Jury is adding his name to the ballot for the first time. The […]
Halifax’s longest-serving councillor gave plenty of notice that he wouldn’t be running for a ninth term. Coun. Stephen Adams, first elected in 1991, made the announcement a full year before this fall’s election, and 12 candidates have stepped up to take his place in District 11. The Halifax Examiner posed the same five questions to […]
With Coun. Russell Walker stepping aside after 27 years, the race for District 10 has attracted eight candidates. Walker only scraped by in 2016, winning the district — including Fairview, Rockingham and part of Clayton Park — with 35 votes. The runner-up, Andrew Curran, is on the ballot again, and so is the third-place finisher, […]
A candidate for Halifax regional council plagiarized a candidate from another district in responding to the Halifax Examiner’s questionnaire. As first reported on Twitter by Frank Magazine, District 7 candidate Craig Roy lifted his response to our question about affordable housing from District 10 candidate Kyle Morton’s website. Here’s a comparison of the two candidates’ […]