On June 2, Black graduate student Shelby McPhee was accused by two white women of stealing a laptop while he was attending the Black Canadian Studies Association session at the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia. The white women, Congress attendees, asked to see proof that […]
Yesterday, Glen Assoun’s lawyer Phil Campbell filed a brief with the Supreme Court in response to a media application to unseal court documents related to his wrongful conviction. The media coalition consists of the Halifax Examiner, the CBC, and the Canadian Press. Campbell’s brief wants a partial publication ban to be placed on three people […]
News 1. A loss for energy efficiency “EfficiencyOne has lost a battle with Nova Scotia Power to spend more of ratepayers’ money on energy conservation programs,” reports Jennifer Henderson: Today was supposed to be the day E1 made its case before the Utility and Review Board seeking a budgetary increase from $105 million to $129 […]
EfficiencyOne has lost a battle with Nova Scotia Power to spend more of ratepayers’ money on energy conservation programs. Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne (E1) utility is the country’s first dedicated to helping people and businesses use less energy. E1’s budget is provided by NS Power. Until 2010, the Public Utilities Act required Nova Scotia Power “to...
My mother does not do anything stereotypically Canadian. “Why should I pay Tim Hortons to carry around their logo? They should be paying me to advertise them!” she will exclaim, and then proceed to calculate how many cups of coffee she can make from the large can on sale at Superstore versus the cost of […]
I have no reason to doubt Catherine Tully when she told the subscriber-based business website allnovascotia.com last week she would have retired from her job as the province’s information and privacy commissioner this summer even if Premier Stephen McNeil had offered to extend her five-year term. She didn’t ask his plans before announcing her own....
News 1. Cornwallis “There was little support for Halifax’s controversial founder at the first public meeting to help determine the future of the statue, park and street bearing his name,” reports Zane Woodford for Star Halifax: Multiple speakers connected Edward Cornwallis to this week’s finding that Canada has enabled a genocide against Indigenous women and girls. […]
News 1. Update on the Assoun documents As I’ve reported, the Halifax Examiner, the CBC, and the Canadian Press are taking legal action to un-seal the court documents related to Glen Assoun’s exoneration. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for July 2. We initiated this legal action back in April, and since then there’s […]
News 1. Bus Stop Theatre gets half a tank At its meeting yesterday, Halifax council nearly unanimously (Matt Whitman was the only contrary vote) agreed in principle to $250,000 in assistance to the theatre. The money will be used to help the theatre buy the Gottingen Street building it operates in. There’s something of a […]
1. Is the SaltWire Network serious about its lawsuit against Transcontinental? Remember that lawsuit the SaltWire Network filed against Transcontinental Media? It was kind of a big deal. I read the Statement of Claim SaltWire had filed with the court on April 10, and commented: The lawsuit hasn’t been tested in court, so we’ll see […]