Consider just a few recent dispatches from Canada’s fraught fishing front: On March 3, 2021, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced Ottawa will not license any Indigenous moderate livelihood fishery in Atlantic Canada this year that does not operate within the official commercial season. She threatened to deploy an increased complement of fisheries officers, backed...
There is no excuse — period, full stop — for the violence and vandalism currently taking place in southwest Nova Scotia. That said, the crisis there — and the tangled, troubled history behind it — is far more complex, nuanced and slippery than any simple hashtag-RACISM tweet can ever capture. Yes, ingrained, historic racism plays […]
News 1. Election I stayed up last night trying to think of something intelligent to say about yesterday’s election call, but I don’t have much. I guess it all boils down to whether voters will accept the provincial Liberals’ austerity policies (which contradict the federal Liberals’ rejection of same) — that is, will Nova Scotians […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Fish collapse “A new federal audit report warns another fish species collapse could happen again under the watch of Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans,” reports Paul Withers for the CBC: “From my perspective, we are still at risk of having another stock […]