This week we chat with noted historian and labour activist Lynn Jones, who recently donated an incredibly thorough archive of material focusing on African Nova Scotian history to Saint Mary’s University. Also, we dig into the Liberal government’s ongoing spending spree across the province as the likelihood of an election looms, and more damning criticism is aimed […]
Victor Syperek has been a driving force in Halifax’s bar, restaurant, and music scene for close to a quarter-century. But he’s saying goodbye to Argyle Street and consolidating his interests north on Gottingen. Syperek claims his iconic Economy Shoe Shop has lost close to $2-million since construction on the Nova Centre began five years ago. Also, with […]
News 1. The Story of You Guys Indigenous people: “We should tell history accurately. For example, Cornwallis put a bounty on the heads of Mi’kmaq women and children. Celebrating him as a hero tells a false and biased history that ignores and erases Indigenous people.” White people in Nova Scotia: “OMG, get over it. That […]
No need to ask what the Halifax Chamber of Commerce wants to see in next month’s provincial budget. They’ve made their wish list plain enough in their own, well-chosen words: “Taxation: Reduce the tax burden by either reducing the corporate income tax rate, increasing the small business rate threshold, or indexing personal income tax brackets....
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...