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 […]
This week we speak with Montreal-based Taras Grescoe. Grescoe is an award-winning author and public transit advocate. His most recent book, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile was released by HarperCollins Canada in 2012. Straphanger won the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction and was listed by the Globe & Mail as one of the […]
Indian Brook used to have the best water for miles around, said Dorene Bernard. But no one likes to drink it now. The change came in 2012, when the community’s water table was contaminated by digging at the nearby Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel pit. The community was issued a do-not-drink advisory, and the Department...
This week, we speak with Dr. Ingrid Waldron, a sociologist and assistant professor at Dalhousie University, about environmental racism and its effects in Nova Scotia. Plus, Jimmy Melvin, Jr. is arrested in connection to the 2009 murder of drug rival Terry Marriott, Jr. Also, the provincial Liberal government mulls privatizing Service Nova Scotia as part of […]
This week, we speak with lawyer and gay-rights activist Kevin Kindred about the Nova Scotia Supreme Court overturning the provincial barristers’ society’s decision to bar Trinity Western University grads from practicing law in the province. We also talk to Shelburne resident Ed Cayer about his town’s plan to include a “Redneck Competition” in next week’s Founder’s […]
This week, the Friends of Green Cove — a group opposed to the controversial Mother Canada statue propsed for Cape Breton Highlands National Park — revealed that Parks Canada had donated $100,000 to the project’s development. This, despite the fact that the government agency’s role is to evaluate the project’s worthiness. We speak with Dr. […]
This week’s episode recorded live at Charlie’s Club — the venerated North End hub of journalism. Because we could. Four-year-old concert scandal reveals new numbers! Three by-elections called in Nova Scotia! Too (two) many buzzwords and ‘paradigm shifts’ at #StepUpHalifax Conference! One plane drops from the sky without explanation! (And a partridge in a pear tree) Also, we […]
This week, the Halifax Examiner revealed that a company receiving payroll rebates from NSBI is linked to the fraud and bribery scandals enveloping FIFA. Also, Toronto Star parliamentary reporter Alex Boutilier weighs in on the developing Evan Solomon situation, and compares journalists covering federal politics to his prior experience reporting on Nova Scotia’s Province House. And, […]
Canover Watson — now under arrest on fraud, corruption and money laundering charges, and also under investigation for corruption related to the FIFA scandal — was managing director of a firm that received over $2 million in payroll rebates from Nova Scotia Business Inc. Corruption at FIFA is no surprise. Reporter Andrew Jennings first detailed the corruption on the BBC’s Panorama show in...