If you’re on income assistance in Nova Scotia, you’re eligible for pharmacare – unless, that is, you’re a refugee claimant. The Department of Community Services’ Employment Support and Income Assistance policy contains misleading information on medical expenses for refugees, says Gillian Zubizarreta, Settlement Coordinator at the Halifax Refugee Clinic. As a result, she says, Department...
In her first year on the job, Nova Scotia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Catherine Tully has made some remarkable progress in addressing the nearly decade-long backlog of Freedom of Information requests. Still, she acknowledges there’s a long way to go. Also, Halifax Transit chief Eddie Robar resigns for greener pastures in Edmonton, Fort Needham Park gets […]
This week we speak with Tristan Cleveland, urban planner and Our HRM Alliance Coordinator, about Halifax’s continued, though tepid, push toward automotive alternatives. Also, more senior City Hall staff are jumping ship, and the independent review into the province’s handling of the Rehtaeh Parsons case is released. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
This week, we speak with planner Sam Austin about his recent study of who’s funding Halifax civic election campaigns and what they get in return. Also, the magical, mystical Merlin Nunn casts an incantation and declares no conflict-of-interest in the lobbying for privatization of Service Nova Scotia’s registries. Plus, the Liberal government starts looking for a new […]
This week, we speak with veteran journalist and author Michael Harris about his most recent book, “Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover.” Also, we look at a situation in the Premier’s office that certainly smells like conflict-of-interest. Plus, an update on the murder of Truro police officer Catherine Campbell. (direct download) (RSS feed) […]
This week, Halifax city council voted unanimously in favour of a motion to explore ways to assist Syrian refugee newcomers. We speak with Mayor Mike Savage about what went into that decision. Also, Examineradio returns from a late-summer vacation only to find the gas pumps were dry while we were gone. What’s the province’s bold […]
How academics at Dalhousie University unwittingly started a movement that punishes people for being poor and says capitalism is the solution to all our problems. How did this gaggle of liberals measure this mental toughness of resilience? One common tool to measure resilience is called the Children and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28). The CYRM-28 is a 28-item questionnaire...
Rugby Canada and the Glasgow Warriors say the city-maintained field isn’t safe to play on; Saturday’s game is moved to Spryfield’s Grave-Oakley Memorial Park Rugby took centre stage at a Halifax council meeting in June, when, citing the potential economic impact from thousands of spectators and a world-wide television audience, councillors approved $30,000 in support...
This week, we talk with author and journalism professor Dean Jobb about his latest book, Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Also this week, Nova Scotia Finance Minister Randy Delorey unveiled the Liberals’ new plan for dealing with public sector workers: let them battle […]
This week, the candidate for the federal NDP in Kings-Hants was forced to resign after a Conservative-funded website publicized comments the candidate had made regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We spoke with the former candidate, Morgan Wheeldon, at length about his views, the decision the NDP made to remove him, and the slow but steady descent of […]