News 1. McNeil proud of his indifference “Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he stands by his government’s record on domestic violence after a former staffer said the Liberals turned their back on her when she was assaulted by a party staffer — her partner,” reports Marieke Walsh for Global. Walsh asked McNeil about an article that […]
News 1. Stadium Just to follow up on Halifax council’s approval of a temporary stadium on the Wanderers Grounds… I’m somewhere on the spectrum from ambivalent to indifferent to the stadium, but for clarification, the city isn’t putting up any money for it. The “stadium” is basically 6,000 or 7,000 moveable seats and some sort of […]
Because it’s en route to my kid’s school, I cross the intersection at North and Gottingen Streets roughly four times a day, and it is hands-down the most stressful 75 metres of the kilometre-long commute. I hadn’t really considered why that was until a transportation planner from Toronto named it for me: channelized right turns....
News 1. Suicide “Halifax police have brought up the idea of reporting suicide statistics as a way to chip away at stigma, and open up a conversation on mental health supports,” reports Haley Ryan for Metro. I support this. As Ryan notes, police calls related to mental health issues were up 26 per cent in […]
News 1. Street checks “All Halifax Regional Police officers — from the chief through to new recruits — will receive training in 2018 on fair and impartial policing in order to improve street check practices that disproportionately target black people,” reports Sherri Borden Colley for the CBC: It’s one of several measures the police force is taking, Halifax Regional […]
News 1. Living Wage Back in February, Halifax council directed city staff to prepare a report: that addresses options for scoring of Local preference, social economic benefit, employee compensation/living wage, and environmental impact when evaluating proposals, and recommend any supporting amendments to the procurement policy as a result. That report, written by Senior Procurement Consultant Erin […]
So that didn’t take long. It will be three weeks tomorrow since Nova Scotians voted in a provincial general election. You may remember that election: the one in which Stephen McNeil’s Liberals came within a few hundred votes here or there of losing their majority status, the one in which more than six out of...
Three weeks after fishermen reported a massive fish kill of gaspereau along the Gaspereau River near Wolfville, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans still has little to say about either the estimated size of the kill or whether charges will be laid against Nova Scotia Power under the federal Fisheries Act. The Act includes sections...
1. A Free Country Tim wrote yesterday about the controversy over the lyrics to the Stanfield’s song A Free Country. As Tim anticipated in the last line of his commentary, the coverage of the story invites accusations of “political correctness gone bad.” After all, the reaction is clearly ridiculous: an obviously satiric song written to criticize […]
Three years ago, then-Liberal Director of Communications Kyley Harris pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was dismissed from his role. Not for the assault itself, but for not mentioning the charges to his boss, Premier Stephen McNeil. As the 2017 election approached, communiqués from the Liberal Party once again featured Harris’s name in his old […]