Cast your mind back to October 25, 2016. The date will be significant. Before that day, Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government seemed to be in full control of its anti-public-sector-worker agenda. The executive of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union was preparing — reluctantly — to recommend its 7,600 members agree to a tentative...
News 1. Stephen McNeil probably can’t meet his preschool pledge Jennifer Henderson reports: The Liberal’s pre-election budget included $3.7 million to expand Early Learning Centres to 30 new locations by September, just four months from now, but the locations haven’t been identified, there’s no money to help daycares transition, and school boards have been given no […]
Haligonians are outraged at this week’s decision by a Nova Scotia judge to acquit a cab driver of sexual assault. Judge Gregory Lenehan determined that the Crown hadn’t provided sufficient proof of lack of consent, despite the testimony of an expert witness and the fact that the alleged victim was unconscious at the time of the […]
Snow and teachers. Teachers and snow. Did anything else happen since I left Halifax? This week we speak to former NDP Finance Minister and current CBC pundit Graham Steele about the Liberal government’s strategy to impose a contract on Nova Scotia’s teachers. Will it succeed? Will any Liberal MLAs cross the floor? What effect will […]
It may read Teacher Appreciation week on the calendar but none of the dozens and dozens of teachers who appeared before the Legislature’s Law Amendments Committee today are feeling appreciated. John Walker, a teacher for 26 years and father of four, wore a sign with “zero” around his neck to protest the zero per cent […]
News 1. Hooray for our side “Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday evening in Halifax’s Grand Parade in front of city hall to mourn those killed in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque,” reports the Canadian Press. As with last week’s Women’s Marches and the widespread political demonstrations at US airports and town […]
It’s Monday. So it must be time for the latest zig in the zig-zaggy, twisty-turny, tortured tale of Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. On Friday afternoon, the union announced its 9,300 members would resume their work-to-rule job action today because — in the words of union president Liette Doucet — “we don’t...
On what is one of the longest episodes in Examineradio’s history, we devote almost the entire show to marking the auspicious occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Chronicle Herald strike. First we speak with veteran arts reporter Stephen Cooke about the cautious optimism surrounding the current round of negotiations between the union and management and […]
This week with speak with Ryan Delehanty, the Atlantic Assignment Editor for Accessible Media Inc., about the province’s – and the city’s – slow march toward genuine accessibility for all its citizens. Also, the McNeil government and the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union agree to head back to the bargaining table just as the public sector […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The Coup at the Pride Meeting El Jones attended Wednesday night’s contentious meeting of Halifax Pride, and reports back: The short version of what happened at the Halifax Pride Society’s AGM is that cisgendered straight people organized to vote down motions by LGBTQ+ […]