I will confess off the top I don’t know the specifics of what freelance arts journalist Tara Thorne tweeted about the premier’s son, but — based on what I read about the now-deleted tweet — I don’t have any interest in seeking it out. What I do know is that Thorne apologized for the tweet...
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On June 11, Andrea Marsman posted a question to the Black Educators Association Facebook page: HAS ANYONE IN NOVA SCOTIA EXPERIENCED or WITNESSED “ANTI-BLACK RACISM” in the SCHOOL SYSTEM?? AS A STUDENT? TEACHER? ADMIN? EPA? STUDENT SUPPORT WORKERS? PARENT? OUR POWER IS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE!!!!!!!!! Marsman is past-president of the Black […]
The largest newspaper chain in Atlantic Canada has laid off 109 people. Saltwire Network confirmed the news in a media release late Tuesday afternoon. This comes almost three months to the day the company announced “temporary layoffs” of 40% of its workforce due to economic fallout from COVID-19. “The staff notified today have contributed to Saltwire’s […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. When I first saw Tim Bousquet’s 9:33 pm Facebook post on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — deep in the bottomless trough of that still surreal week when everything changed about everything for all of us in a COVID-19 minute — I was stunned. “Tomorrow is […]
With very limited exceptions (national security, for instance), we do not have secret court evidence in Canada. We have the exact opposite: an Open Court Principle. I wrote about the Open Court Principle after the Halifax Examiner, the CBC, and the Canadian Press prevailed in our effort to get court documents unsealed in the Glen […]
Justice James Chipman today ruled for the Halifax Examiner, the CBC, and the Canadian Press in our application to unseal documents in the Glen Assoun case. Assoun is the man who was wrongfully convicted of the 1995 murder of Brenda Way and spent over 16 years in prison. Assoun was released on an extraordinary court-ordered […]
“Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It” was the focus of a public presentation at the Halifax Central Library yesterday afternoon hosted by Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia. Watch for a protest in the streets of Halifax next Monday — with citizens employing some of the non-violent confrontation and civil disobedience tactics borrowed from […]
Highlights of this article: • The IWK Board of Directors seemed complacent about problems with expense accounting until CBC reporter Michael Gorman published an investigative article detailing “the magnitude of the personal expenses.” • IWK CEO Tracy Kitch tried to blame her problematic expenses on poor recording-keeping by her executive assistants. • IWK board member Karl […]
Start with this from Page 173 of the federal budget Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled in the House of Commons last week: “Support for Journalism.” No one — certainly not I — would argue “a strong and independent news media” isn’t “crucial to a well-functioning democracy,” or that the news media doesn’t play a “vitally important...