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| July 19, 2015

Not Rex: John Baird and his post-Harper career

Poor John Baird. He was seemingly bared from Conservative party leadership, so he had to take his huge pension early and try to hack it in the private sector.

If there was ever an argument for the separation of capital and state, its name is John Baird.

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| January 21, 2015
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Public sector contracts: A chance to improve N.S. labour relations, government

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Speaking of what could be the noisiest and most divisive events in Nova Scotia politics this year -- public sector contracts -- would it be too radical to suggest that the various parties rethink their ingrained habits, exercise some self-restraint and attempt to settle matters for the common good of this province?

By various parties, I mean governments, unions and -- let me add another one -- the media. Let me start with my own gang. The morning of New Year's Eve, my coffee almost came up through my nose when I saw the headline across the top of this newspaper: "Public sector under siege."

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We know that profit is what business is about. And to the Chamber, the public sector is an opportunity for growth and revenue. But at what cost to the people of Ontario?
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The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. No way!
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