On Friday, lawyers for the province’s Crown attorneys and for the government met in court as the government pursued an emergency injunction to force the prosecutors back to work. The government has declared the strike by Nova Scotia Crown prosecutors “illegal.” Outside the courtroom, Crown attorney Rick Woodburn said: “They will take away and smash and […]
At about 14 minutes into the recent Federal Leaders’ debate there was a back and forth between Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Maxime Bernier, leader and founder of the People’s Party of Canada, in which Bernier — who advocates for free-market policies, liberalized trade and private property rights — called...
Election campaigns are no place to discuss serious issues. That’s what Kim Campbell — Canada’s now-you-see-her-now-you-don’t, first-and-only-female prime minister — infamously declared in 1993 in the middle of her one and only federal election campaign as a party leader. Though I was among those who mocked her at the time, I now believe she was […]
News 1. Teachers The Liberal government passed the third and final reading of Bill 75 yesterday afternoon. All 33 Liberal MLAs voted for the bill, and all 17 opposition MLAs voted against. Once proclaimed (no doubt this morning), a new contract will be imposed on the province’s teachers. As Michael Gorman reports for the CBC: […]
On Friday, teachers in Nova Scotia walked out in a historic strike. Locally, the teachers’ resistance is a blow against the Liberal Government’s “war on labour.” As Larry Haiven writes: Eager to balance the provincial budget by the end of its first term, the Liberal government has declared war on labour. It introduced a spate of […]
News 1. Everything is closed A good day to read Dead Wrong, Part 3: If Glen Assoun didn’t kill Brenda Way, who did? 2. Bullshitter of the day: Stephen McNeil Yesterday afternoon, Premier Stephen McNeil announced that last night’s planned sitting of the legislature to start the process of imposing a contract on teachers would […]
News 1. Schools closed If you’ve been in a cave or solitary confinement or on a three-day acid trip, you’ve missed that on Saturday the Liberal government ordered all provincial schools closed starting today. What happens now? On their respective Facebook pages, Graham Steele and Andrew Younger have been posting their informed knowledge of house […]