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Recently, Nova Scotia achieved two major milestones on our climate change journey. We have reached an agreement-in-principle with the Government of Canada on Nova Scotia's approach to meeting federal emissions reduction goals. The agreement recognizes the great work of Nova...
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June of 1995, the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide recommended governments make palliative care programs a top priority in the restructuring of the...
I frequently think of environmental changes happening worldwide and the impacts of those occurrences for us and future generations. I also contemplate how the consequences of our environment-affecting actions - or inactions - will impact upon other living creatures...
Municipal elections are upon us again. On October 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations...
A determined group of Nova Scotia taxpayers is working to hold municipal officials and staff accountable for how they are spending, and in some cases covering up their spending, of our tax dollars. Although we have a Municipal Government Act,...
Nova Scotia’s teachers went on strike recently for the first time in history. Students did not sit in class, but they learned one of the most valuable lessons of their lives – democracy in action. Many in my generation grew...
If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been an abject failure. Law enforcement agencies...
I often wonder why all secondary roads from 50-plus years ago were never paved during this time span? And why roads that were paved some 30-plus years ago were never upgraded or resurfaced to safety standards? The secondary roads only...
David Dingwall, former federal politician, once uttered the phrase “I am entitled to my entitlements.” Although a self-serving statement, it was a true statement of fact for Mr. Dingwall. He was correct to claim what he was owed no less...
In 2016, tourism in Nova Scotia generated $2.6 billion. This translates to almost $300 million in tax revenue for all levels of government. This tax revenue is then invested by governments to pay for social services like health care,...
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