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News 1. Nearly 84% of Nova Scotia public schools had elevated levels of lead in water Zane Woodford reports on the results of the testing done on drinking water in schools across Nova Scotia. The results were finally released by the provincial government on Wednesday. And according to the numbers, 84% of public schools in […]
News 1. Government financial support for the Chronicle Herald Following up on a report last winter from the Public Policy Forum, News Media Canada has put forward a proposal for the federal government to subsidize Canadian media to the tune of $350 million annually. It’s always a bad idea to get the government involved in journalism, for lots […]
News 1. McNeil proud of his indifference “Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he stands by his government’s record on domestic violence after a former staffer said the Liberals turned their back on her when she was assaulted by a party staffer — her partner,” reports Marieke Walsh for Global. Walsh asked McNeil about an article that […]
Three years ago, then-Liberal Director of Communications Kyley Harris pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was dismissed from his role. Not for the assault itself, but for not mentioning the charges to his boss, Premier Stephen McNeil. As the 2017 election approached, communiqués from the Liberal Party once again featured Harris’s name in his old […]
News 1. Court Watch This week, Christina Macdonald looks at the Jimmy Melvin Jr and William Sandeson trials, Gabor Lukacs’ big small claims court victory, and points us to a really cool chart. Click here to read Court Watch. This article is behind the Examiner’s paywall and so available only to paid subscribers. Click here to purchase a […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The NDP promised Irving even more than we knew “Nova Scotia’s Liberal government revealed Thursday it refused to honour a $200-million loan guarantee offered to Irving Shipbuilding in a secret 2012 provincial government letter to the company,” reports Paul Withers for the CBC: The $200-million […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Energy East “Anti-pipeline protestors outside a Liberal fundraiser in Halifax got some face time with the event’s guest of honour on Monday night,” reports Zane Woodford for Metro: More than 30 people joined the demonstration in front of Seven Bays Café on Gottingen […]