News 1. Cabinet shuffle This item is written by Joan Baxter. Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is no more. Yesterday, Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government renamed it the Department of Lands and Forestry (not, however, Lands and Forests, something lamented by the insightful Facebook page devoted to Nova Scotia’s “Woods and Water”). Timberlea-Prospect […]
A board of inquiry got underway yesterday into a complaint under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act which has the potential to change the way the provincial government treats people with disabilities. “The outcome of this case,” says Jean Coleman, “could make a good life in the community possible for all people with disabilities.” Coleman...
1. Oh, Canada Canadian media has been celebrating the world record for “longest kill shot” reportedly earned by a Canadian sniper in Iraq: A Canadian sniper working alongside Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS successfully struck a member of the militant group from a distance of 3,540 metres, Canada’s military confirmed Thursday. The sniper […]
Kevin Kindred is a local human rights lawyer and spokesperson for the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia. He speaks about the push to find LGBTQ+ refugees safe harbour in Halifax and beyond and also the drive to encourage the Trudeau government to make this resettlement pilot program a permanent part of Canada’s foreign policy. […]
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 […]