The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. In a report released Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) chronicles what it’s calling “government neglect and delay” that contributed to the deaths of 53 seniors at Northwood’s Halifax campus during the COVID-19 outbreak. The 23-page ‘Neglecting Northwood’ report was written using Nova […]
Quick question. Does Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil believe in Section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is to say freedom of association, or, more precisely, the right of workers to freely organize and be meaningfully represented by the union of their choice? Next question. Let us begin from the latest...
1. Privacy “breach” I got the letter. I hadn’t checked my PO box for a few days, but yesterday I finally got the registered letter telling me my personal information was “breached” via the province’s Freedom of Information webpage screw-up. It was pouring down rain, like cats and dogs and goats and other small animals, […]
News 1. Cannabis in liquor stores The McNeil government yesterday released its cannabis policy: These decisions follow the federal government’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. The key policy decisions on cannabis are: — a legal age of 19 for use, purchase and possession — distribution and sales will be online and in […]
This week, we speak with NSGEU president Jason MacLean about the McNeil government’s proclamation on Bill 148, which forces a contract on public servants. Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas co-hosts this week’s show. (<a href=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/halifaxexaminer/Examiner_Radio_-_126_-_Herald_Strike_Ends.mp3″>direct download</a>) (<a href=”http://halifaxexaminer.libsyn.com/rss”>RSS feed</a>) (<a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/examineradio-halifax-examiner/id5676299″>Subscribe via iTunes)</a>