Recent news that Calgary-based Pieridae Energy’s has found a new engineering firm for its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Goldboro, and worked out an agreement with a Calgary firm and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs to build and operate a huge work camp at the site, has prompted headlines that suggest...
News 1. The Unisys contract The contract between the province and the contractor hired to support the software used in provincial databases — including the Freedom of Information site that was “breached” last week — was the subject of a blistering auditor general’s report in November 2016. In the early 2000s, the province adopted the AMANDA […]
News 1. The Paradise Papers, Appleby, and Nova Scotia’s welcome to tax avoiders Newly released documents reveal how the world’s wealthiest people and corporations are using dummy corporations and offshore accounts to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The documents are dubbed the “Paradise Papers.” They are millions of internal records, emails, and other […]
News 1. Pre-election spending spree Jennifer Henderson has updated her ongoing scorecard of pre-election spending by the McNeil government, and I created the following chart so you can follow along: I’ll continually update the chart as more announcements are made. 2. Butterfield Bank, Stephen Lund, and… Sears? On the above chart, you’ll note that on Tuesday Nova […]