Here we are again. Another government, another nurses' crisis. First, let's understand this: labour relations are just the tip of the iceberg. It's another spasm in the stress of our health system.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
In the end, separatism needs an intolerant English Canada to bounce off from. It had that in Lévesque's day. Since then, its rationale has gotten weaker.
Efficiency Nova Scotia could drop some of its dubious stuff, like changing light bulbs, in exchange for filling the efficiency void, and guiding people to do it themselves.
Without positive federal participation, Nova Scotia won't be forging ahead so much as hobbling ahead on one leg. So what to do?
An inquiry on the future of aquaculture in Nova Scotia will report this spring, not a minute too soon. Fish farming has been set back by public policy obsessed with Big Salmon.
The Nova Scotia Liberal party needs to break its election promise to reduce power bills in order to actually increase energy efficiency through 'customer-funded energy efficiency programs.'
The Ivany commission on the new economy is due to report in a few weeks here in Nova Scotia, and in case they missed it, here's one last idea for their consideration: the Nova Scotia dollar.
The protests are over the environment but, alas, there's a deeper source of trouble afoot for the fracking industry: it's from the heart of the financial world where billions are being lost.
Equalization is being eaten at and the philosophy at the base of the Conservative party is that this is encouraging government bloat and laziness at best, and that it's socialism at worst.
The Senate uproar is a mere banana peel compared to the real Harper scandal -- the slyly evolving plan to turn Canada into an authoritarian petro-state, bulldozing democracy in the process.