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 […]
In November, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began reporting on a trove of leaked documents it called the Paradise Papers: The Paradise Papers documents include nearly 7 million loan agreements, financial statements, emails, trust deeds and other paperwork from nearly 50 years at Appleby, a leading offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda and beyond. The...
Election campaigns are no place to discuss serious issues. That’s what Kim Campbell — Canada’s now-you-see-her-now-you-don’t, first-and-only-female prime minister — infamously declared in 1993 in the middle of her one and only federal election campaign as a party leader. Though I was among those who mocked her at the time, I now believe she was […]
Taxes Residential property taxes were a huge issue in the first decade of this century, when the housing market was overheated and assessments were going up 20 percent and more in some neighbourhoods. Through that period, council didn’t raise the tax rate, but because of the soaring assessments, the actual tax bill went up hugely […]
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