After winning District 12 in 2016, Richard Zurawski is facing off against two of the runners up from last time and a newcomer in next month’s election. Candidates John Bignell and Iona Stoddard both ran in the district in 2016, and Eric Jury is adding his name to the ballot for the first time. The […]
News 1. McNutt pleads guilty to sexual assault offences This item is written by Tim Bousquet. Yesterday, Michael McNutt pleaded guilty to offences related to the sexual abuse (and one assault) of 34 boys over the course of 20 years. McNutt was facing 90 charges; the remainder of the charges will be dismissed at sentencing […]
Green Party leader Elizabeth May, flanked by her candidates in HRM, unwrapped the costs of their election promises in Halifax yesterday. There are some substantial ones: an estimated $27 billion a year for universal Pharmacare, $18 billion a year to provide dental care for poor Canadians, and $1 billion more each year to support daycare...
“We don’t build buildings because of public opinion. We build them for good planning… And so I think this is a good thing for us… In terms of the design, I think we’ve mitigated most of the concerns…” —Councillor Shawn Cleary June 19, 2018 Shawn Cleary’s suitcase of sophistry requires a little unpacking. Councillor Cleary […]
1. Rural ride-sharing Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler discusses the demise of Halifax Transit’s route #402: The 402, which ran a Monday to Friday one-way loop from Spryfield to Sambro and Ketch Harbour, fell victim to new standards for ridership on Halifax Transit routes, which set a minimum of 25 passengers per hour during peak […]
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription to the Halifax Examiner. News 1. Just how low, and how bad, can the Chronicle Herald get? In a bid to restart negotiations between the Chronicle Herald management and its striking newsroom employees, the union sent the company a request for a meeting. But the company […]
I’ve asked two questions of candidates: 1. Will you support a living wage ordinance? (background here and here) 2. If elected, what single thing would you want to accomplish as councillor (or mayor)? The candidates’ unedited responses follow. I’ll update this page as I receive more responses Use these links to jump ahead to specific […]