“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 […]
News 1. Cornwallis Two weeks ago, Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas read her poem “Not Perfect” before city council: The reading had two effects. The first was that councillor Shawn Cleary was moved to ask that Halifax council revisit the issue of renaming Cornwallis Street and removing the statue of Cornwallis in the south end. (Councillor […]
News 1. Election I have it on good authority that on Friday the Liberals purchased a whack of ads for May, so it looks like we’ll have a late May or early June election. 2. Bulldozing neighbourhoods is a Canadian value “Kellie Leitch says she’s standing up against Canada’s ‘elites,’” notes PressProgress: But a close look at […]
Let us now insult Steve Streatch and impugn his integrity, and while we’re at it, let’s do the same to some of his councillor colleagues. Streatch represents District 1, a sprawling, suburban-rural Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley constituency. It is far from central Halifax. Central Halifax is where Armco Capital Inc., one of the city’s biggest developers,...
News 1. More on the education battle • The work-to-rule job action is resulting in cancelled school bookings for artistic productions around the province, reports Katy Parsons for the CBC, resulting in financial difficulties for arts organizations: The contract dispute has meant cancellations and empty seats for other school theatrical performances, such as Eastern Front Theatre’s Dickens’ A […]
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 […]