1. Stephen McNeil caves on healthcare transfers In a press release issued at 5:50pm on the Friday before the Christmas holiday, the federal government announced that it had reached an agreement with the Nova Scotian government on healthcare transfers. Richard Starr gives context: This came only days after the Premier [Stephen McNeil] said the province would stick […]
What a difference a week — or a poll — makes. On December 6, Corporate Research Associates released its quarterly snapshot of the state of play in Nova Scotia politics, and it seemed to be more of the same-old, same-old, ho-hum, nothing-to-see-here-folks, move-along news story. CRA concluded the governing Nova Scotia Liberals remained our “preferred...
News 1. Weather There’s going to be weather today. This is a terrible time for people living on the streets. 2. NSGEU members reject offer Civil servants represented by the NSGEU voted 94 per cent to reject the provincial government’s contract offer. 3. Teachers back at table At 2:21pm yesterday, the province sent out a press release […]
News 1. The McNeil government’s deceitful, ham-fisted, and mean-spirited attack on teachers I almost felt sorry for cabinet minister Michel Samson yesterday. As with the rest of his government, events had overtaken him. He stood before a room full of reporters who were repeatedly calling him out on his contradictions and his uninformed spin. “You say […]
News 1. Schools closed If you’ve been in a cave or solitary confinement or on a three-day acid trip, you’ve missed that on Saturday the Liberal government ordered all provincial schools closed starting today. What happens now? On their respective Facebook pages, Graham Steele and Andrew Younger have been posting their informed knowledge of house […]
The very suggestion the Nova Scotia government would cherry-pick new school building projects from the bottom of the priority pile simply because said schools would be built in constituencies held by Education Minister Karen Casey and Premier Stephen McNeil, is — cue the harrumphs — “a ridiculous comment to make.” So says the minister herself....
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription. News 1. McNeil’s pricey PR people suck at their jobs Yesterday on Facebook, Graham Steele posted an analysis of the McNeil government’s reaction to the collapse of negotiations with the teachers union. Steele’s entire post is worth reading, but I was most struck by this: The government’s communication strategy […]
Hi all — Katie Toth, your frequent Morning File guest writer, cold brew connoisseur, and dog fan. Tim’s jetting to Old Country for American Thanksgiving, so I’m bringing you the news. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!!!!!!!!! November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription to the Halifax Examiner. News 1. Stephen McNeil says […]
November Subscription Drive Click here to purchase a subscription to the Halifax Examiner. News 1. Tyler Keizer Police have identified the man killed Monday night on Gottingen Street as 22-year-old Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer of Halifax. 2. Nihilistic loners’ plot for mass murder “A young Halifax man has been handed a 10-year prison sentence for his role in […]
November Subscription Drive Several readers have pointed me to Dan Rather’s recent Facebook post. Although written in response to the American election results, the same issues hold in Canada: A lot of you have asked me on this page, what can you do in the wake of this election. It’s a question that seems to […]