Cast your mind back to October 25, 2016. The date will be significant. Before that day, Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government seemed to be in full control of its anti-public-sector-worker agenda. The executive of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union was preparing — reluctantly — to recommend its 7,600 members agree to a tentative...
1. A brief and mundane history of being a woman 1. I am seven years old, and my sister is in Grade 6. Four or five or the boys in her class track me down in the playground and surround me. “Do you like blowjobs?” they ask me. I have no idea what they are […]
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 […]
As Nova Scotia tries to negotiate a new collective contract with province’s teachers, it needs to win a PR battle painting its demands as reasonable and the teachers’ as unfair. But as these power games continue, the province will have to reckon with an increasingly vocal contingent: the students themselves. Hundreds of people, many of...
Hi Halifax, Katie here! Tim says he’s tired so is taking the morning off. (I secretly think he just wants to see my memes though.) News 1. Court must decide whether to approve Africville lawsuit Over 50 years ago Africville, the historic Black Nova Scotian community outside Halifax, was razed to the ground in the name of so-called “urban […]
Today’s Morning File is guest-written by Katie Toth. Not a whole ton of news out there today, Halifax — just gotta be honest. But let’s do our best! November Subscription Drive Megan Leslie is the former Member of Parliament for Halifax. She writes: I am a voracious consumer of the Halifax Examiner. I read the Morning File every […]
“We believe we’ve delivered what is a fair package [for teachers]. If there is more required to be on the table, people need to explain where they want us to get that. Do they want us to take it out of health care? Do they want us to take it away from vulnerable Nova Scotians?” —...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Nova Scotia’s film industry just won’t die After a disastrous season last year, filmmakers have seen an uptick in productions this year. But will the work keep coming? Jennifer Henderson surveys the local film scene and discovers that it’s a glass half-full/ half-empty […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Teachers to hold strike vote “The Nova Scotia Teachers Union will hold a strike vote on Oct. 25, the union said Tuesday,” reports Jon Tattrie for the CBC. 2. Fenwick Tower “Work has been stopped at the Fenwick Tower construction site after debris fell […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Glyphosate and the Politics of Safety A few weeks ago, I asked Linda Pannozzo if she could turn her attention to the glyphosate issue. On Friday, she returned with an astoundingly thorough piece of research. There’s much information in her article, but I think it’s […]