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Canadians will elect a new House of Commons on October 21. We’ve already seen the political parties and their leaders staking out positions on an array of fundamental issues. Whether it’s climate change, taxes, employment, foreign policy,...
We hear Cabot Links is a proposing a commercial airport for Inverness, suggesting it would help attract more people to Cape Breton Island’s tourism attractions. It appears the $18 million to pay for it would be ours. No word on...
A provincial newspaper has an article on the study carried out by some consultant regarding container terminals for this province. As usual, the report reflects the pattern which has not changed in my lifetime. Everything is to be in Halifax,...
The United States Mexico Canada Agreement is an updated, modernized North American trade agreement that is good for Canada and good for Canadians. It is the result of Canada being tough at the negotiation table, united at home, and getting...
There are many elements in my role as MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier that have brought me significant pride. Being elected - and re-elected - to represent my community is an encouraging and often eye-opening experience. Whether...
Editor’s note: The following letter was written to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. The Seniors Take Action Coalition (STAC) is an organization that advocates on behalf of seniors throughout the Strait-Richmond area of Nova Scotia.
As we are all aware of the many wild fires burning across Canada every year, one place that comes to my mind is St. Peter’s Provincial Battery Park. The park holds fifty-plus camping sites high on a hilltop overlooking the...
Bill Lahey’s Independent Forestry Review Report is a long-awaited vindication of what many woodlot owners, harvesters, and environmentalists have been saying for years: we need a forestry industry that leaves a significant portion of forest intact for the next...
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government recently passed a milestone. Sadly, it’s an expensive one for Canadian taxpayers. Our government’s market debt topped $1 trillion not long ago. That means Canadian taxpayers owe interest payments on $1 trillion in outstanding bills. It’s another...
I am a medical doctor, a family practitioner aged 66, who has practiced in a group here in the Strait since 1976. For the first 20 years, I was not entitled to incorporate, and for the following 20 years, I...


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