This week we speak with Simon Greenland-Smith and Cameron Lowe of Divest Dal, a student lobby group working to get Dalhousie University to stop investing in fossil fuels. Also, Bassam al-Rawi was lost but now he’s found, Stephen McNeil takes a hit in the polls, Canso could be the next Cape Canaveral, and the New […]
I got a call the other evening from an earnest young telemarketer person, urging me to pony up cash so the New Democratic Party could wage glorious, seat-re-gaining war in the coming provincial election, which he suggested — with even greater earnestness and urgency — the party is expecting to be called “any day now,...
News 1. Gone Like the Wind I was excited when reporter Jennifer Henderson pitched her story about Innovacorp’s investment in a tech firm that appears to be struggling and for which promised returns have not yet, and likely never will, materialize. I’m always interested in these provincial economic development pursuits that go belly-up. But Henderson […]
News 1. HTU renews request for provincial review The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents striking Chronicle Herald newsroom employees, has renewed its request to the province for an Industrial Inquiry Commission review of the strike, which is now on its 13th month. A union press release from yesterday: It’s time for the provincial government to step in […]
News 1. Bill 75 The legislature has been in session since 12:01am in order to pass Bill 75, which will force a contract on teachers. The final vote will likely take place sometime mid-afternoon. 2. Examineradio, episode #100 This week we speak to former NDP Finance Minister and current CBC pundit Graham Steele about the […]
If you missed it, I’m sure you weren’t alone. Let us first recall The Week that now, thankfully, was. First, of course, there was the emergency session of the legislature scheduled for last Monday night, but which was delayed a day by Snowmageddon #1. Our premier apparently needed not only a weatherman, but also the entire...
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 […]
News 1. Weather There’s more weather. 2. Teachers strike The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has called a one-day strike for Friday, issuing the following statement yesterday morning: The complete lack of respect displayed by Stephen McNeil and his government towards teachers, students and their families has left NSTU members with no choice but to initiate a […]
News 1. Teacher Appreciation Week This is National Teacher Appreciation Week. What better time to force a contract on teachers, eh? It will no doubt be a week of theatrics, true drama, protests, and unexpected twists at Province House. Strike? “The president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union would not rule out a full strike […]
News 1. Everything is closed A good day to read Dead Wrong, Part 3: If Glen Assoun didn’t kill Brenda Way, who did? 2. Bullshitter of the day: Stephen McNeil Yesterday afternoon, Premier Stephen McNeil announced that last night’s planned sitting of the legislature to start the process of imposing a contract on teachers would […]