News 1. The RCMP says Brenda Forbes never reported the Portapique mass murderer for domestic abuse, but that story doesn’t add up The most recent documents from the Mass Casualty Commission look at the Portapique gunman’s history of violence toward his common-law spouse, Lisa Banfield (the Examiner refers to the killer as GW). This week, […]
“If the statue’s going to become a gathering place for white supremacists and fascists, then it ain’t staying.” – Waye Mason This past weekend saw another demonstration in Cornwallis Park to remove the statue of Halifax founder and all-around shitheel Edward Cornwallis. The statue remains, which is a disappointment, but the dialogue continues. Bear in […]
Kevin Kindred is a local human rights lawyer and spokesperson for the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia. He speaks about the push to find LGBTQ+ refugees safe harbour in Halifax and beyond and also the drive to encourage the Trudeau government to make this resettlement pilot program a permanent part of Canada’s foreign policy. […]
Today’s guest writer for Morning File is Lewis Rendell. Lewis is a queer, mixed indigenous woman, occasional writer and Tim Bousquet’s (often unsolicited) consultant on millennial culture. You can find her on Twitter at @AtomBombshell. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Prismatic Festival announces all-female lineup As Ashley Corbett reports […]
While TD Bank stands as a prominent sponsor of Halifax Pride and 41 other Pride festivals in Canada and the U.S., the corporation has recently contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the electoral campaigns of American politicians who have fought against the legalization of same-sex marriage. Since establishing a Political Action Committee (PAC) in...