Green Party leader Elizabeth May, flanked by her candidates in HRM, unwrapped the costs of their election promises in Halifax yesterday. There are some substantial ones: an estimated $27 billion a year for universal Pharmacare, $18 billion a year to provide dental care for poor Canadians, and $1 billion more each year to support daycare...
It was a Saturday morning and Ellen Page was giving up some of what could have been a bit of down time to do a telephone interview about her forthcoming film on environmental racism in Nova Scotia, which will have its world debut this September at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was hammering her […]
News 1. Frank Palermo Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler interviews Frank Palermo, a professor of planning, director of the Cities and Environment Unit at Dalhousie, and founding board member of the Planning and Design Centre (PDC), the originators of Switch: Open Street Sundays. Click here to read “Frank Palermo on ‘five years of doing an experiment’ […]
The proliferation of bulldozers, cranes, and work crews punching new towers into the Halifax skyline has also raised a controversial question at ground level: should businesses whose sales are hurt by the construction receive compensation from the developer and/or the public purse? The question gets even stickier when government is an investor — as it is...
1. Even Stephens Stephen McNeil “snapped” at Global reporter Marieke Walsh when she asked him about carbon pricing. I’ll quote the exchange from the Global News story in full (video at the link): When asked Friday by Global News’ Marieke Walsh about what the premier has pitched to the feds and is hoping they accept, McNeil […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Convention centre opening delayed… again The Halifax Convention Centre will not open as scheduled on April 1. A new opening date has not yet been established, but Trade Centre Limited is rescheduling conventions booked through the end of June; seven national and international conventions […]
This week we speak to restaurateur and mayoral candidate Lil MacPherson. With her business partner Chris Bower and a handful of other forward-looking chefs and restauranteurs, MacPherson brought the concept of local and sustainable to a new level in Halifax. MacPherson now wants to bring that ethos to a civic level. Plus, Scott Ferguson is finally exiled to the […]