So, let me see if I have this straight. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, a 32-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, had no conflict of interest, real or perceived, while overseeing the provincial government’s response to Canada’s worst modern day mass murder. This is so, despite the reality RCMP actions — and...
News 1. New council “The new regional council was sworn in at a socially distanced ceremony at the Halifax Convention Centre Thursday night, ushering in a more diverse era of municipal politics in the city,” reports Zane Woodford: There were fewer than 100 people at the event in the big ballroom at the convention centre […]
On Tuesday, PC Leader Tim Houston submitted an affidavit to the Conflicts Commissioner of Nova Scotia stating that he believes Justice Minister Mark Furey has a conflict of interest in regards to the inquiry into the mass murders of April 18/19. You can read Houston’s affidavit here. Houston notes that Furey worked for the RCMP […]
News 1. Mark Furey takes no action on Assoun case “Nova Scotia’s Justice Minister Mark Furey has yet to make inquiries to find out why someone within the Halifax RCMP deleted a large number of computer files and removed boxes of physical evidence that might have prevented Glen Assoun from being wrongfully imprisoned for 17 […]
Premier Stephen McNeil’s cabinet met Thursday and took questions from reporters afterward. Here’s what they talked about: Masks mandatory as of today Health Minister Randy Delorey was asked how his department intends to enforce a new policy requiring most adults and children over age 2 to wear a non-medical mask when they are inside public […]
Tuesday’s announcement that there will be a full public inquiry into April’s mass shooting had nothing to do with politicians and everything to do with the victims’ families and Nova Scotians. That was the message Nick Beaton delivered to reporters during a celebration event in downtown Halifax on Wednesday morning. Initially planned as a protest […]
There will be a public inquiry into April’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia after all. Following significant public protest, statements from multiple Liberal MPs in opposition to an independent review, and a challenge from Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced his government is launching a public inquiry. “We […]
Quick question. Does Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil believe in Section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is to say freedom of association, or, more precisely, the right of workers to freely organize and be meaningfully represented by the union of their choice? Next question. Let us begin from the latest...
News 1. Onslow fire hall shoot-up This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is currently conducting an investigation to determine if criminal charges should be laid against two police officers who pulled up in front of the Onslow-Belmont fire hall at about 10:30 am on Sunday April 19. […]
Jennifer Henderson attended the virtual post-cabinet meeting scrum Thursday, when government ministers take questions from reporters. Northwood Review: The premier and Health minister faced questions around the government’s choice to release only the recommendations and not the findings from a two-person review panel appointed to look into practices at Northwood’s Halifax facility, where 53 people […]