Thursday, October 12, 2017


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...
This is in response to the editorial dated April 13 entitled “Catholic Church abandoning its flock.” I feel that the author should have checked basic facts before speculating and pontificating about what is in the minds of other people...
By the year Canada became a nation, 150 years ago, Dugald Buchanan McNab had been serving the people of Cape Breton in various capacities for over 45 years, chiefly as a land surveyor.He was a native of Scotland, and...
Dr. Robert Martel expressed concerns so well about palliative care in an open letter to the Prime Minister in the March 22 edition of The Reporter.He states that it is “… not clear to me that anyone is championing...
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...
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...
If anything positive can be said of the long drawn-out impasse between Nova Scotia teachers and the McNeil government, it is that teachers clearly informed the general public of the often adverse and impractical guidelines, practices and conditions they...
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...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.Democracy was defined by Abe Lincoln in the Gettysburg address as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” While this is indeed an American...
Recently, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was negotiated between Canada and the European Union (EU).This agreement is a major economic development for Nova Scotia that will create good paying...
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