Let’s begin with a pop quiz. During the 2015 Canadian federal election, how many candidates for the highest offices in our land were hoist by the petard of their own social media posts before voters could say yay or nay to them at the ballot box? On a roll? Then let’s go international. And get...
Canada’s New Democrats made a mistake. Not with their nomination last week of Emma Norton, a 28-year-old climate change activist and Ecology Action Centre staffer who decided to seek elective office this spring because she felt betrayed by Justin Trudeau’s “market-based, incrementalist” approach to climate change. I’m certain she will be a fine candidate in […]
This week we speak with Rhiannon Makohoniuk, the Dalhousie Student Union’s Vice-President Internal, about the university’s decision not to fully fund the nascent Sexual Assault Hotline. The university claims that, based on a report they won’t release to the public, the partial funding they offered was adequate. But who needs safe students when you can send billionaires […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Katie Toth. I’m a reporter and writer who’s hopped up on cold brew coffee and cranky letters, so let’s do this. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. ‘FRO’ to Blue Mountain developers, City staff says From CBC: HRM staff recommended council avoid developing the Blue […]
We’re pleased to welcome newly-elected provincial NDP leader Gary Burrill to the Examineradio studios. He speaks about how his years as an ordained minister helped to inform his political platform, what the provincial Liberal government’s policies are doing to its most vulnerable citizens, and what the previous NDP regime got right — and where they missed the […]