A judge will recount thousands of ballots to determine which John is the rightful winner of Glace Bay-Dominion. PC candidate John White won the riding in last week’s election with 2,759 votes, beating NDP candidate John Morgan by just 33 votes. John John McCarthy was third, with 246 fewer votes than Morgan. Morgan, a former […]
One down, and one more we-interrupt-your-summer-to-bring-you-this-election-campaign to get through. Perhaps it’s time for a quick recap of the good, the bad and the random from last week’s Nova Scotia provincial election. First the bad news. Tim Houston’s Progressive Conservatives will form a majority government. I say that in the most non-partisan way I can muster....
Tim Houston’s health care-focused campaign resonated with voters across the province, if the results are any indication, with the the Progressive Conservative Party trouncing the Liberals on the way to a majority government. “We made history in this election. And not just here in Nova Scotia, but in all of Canada. We proved that just […]
“Elected officials on occasion make decisions, and use procedures, that leave some constituents feeling betrayed and even incensed. Where those officials exceed their power, judicial review may provide a remedy. But where the decisions are within their lawful authority, as in this case, the court cannot intervene. In such circumstances, if a remedy is sought by […]
With plans to move to Ontario on the horizon, Sarah Frame decided earlier this year that she wanted to switch to a month-to-month lease. It’s a tenant’s right to do so at the end of their annual lease under the provincial Residential Tenancies Act, so Frame notified her landlord, Andrew Metlege’s Templeton Properties, of her […]
A new poll out this morning suggests that with less than a week before the provincial election, the Progressive Conservatives and NDP are gaining momentum. “With almost a week left before the election, the question is will that momentum continue? If so, we could potentially see a change in government,” Narrative Research CEO Margaret Brigley […]
Last week’s skeptical — some might call it cynical — column about the provincial election leaders’ debate prompted a number of more thoughtful-than-I-deserved responses. Richard Starr, for example, agreed with my point there were “ideas buried in the [leaders’] talking points that are worthy of debate.” But, he continued… I assume you mean informed debate […]
Several hundred people filled Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon to protest the Liberal government’s handling of Owls Head and to call on their fellow Nova Scotians to make their discontent known at the ballot box. Sporting Save Owls Head shirts or hats and holding signs aloft, the ‘Save Owls Head’ rally was frequently acknowledged by […]
Laugh about it, shout about it When you’ve got to choose Every way you look at this you lose. — With thanks and apologies to Paul Simon If elections are no time to discuss important issues, then leaders’ debates are no place to reach meaningful conclusions about political leadership. Which is why, on the...
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has dismissed citizens’ request for a judicial review of the delisting and potential sale of Owls Head Provincial Park. Here’s a recap of the issue, via reporter Joan Baxter in a February 2020 Morning File for the Halifax Examiner: In December 2019, based on information he obtained through a […]