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Halifax councillor Lindell Smith is more than a symbol | Oct 26 2016 | Stephen Kimber | First, of course, there is the symbolism. Lindell Smith is Halifax's first Black city councillor since 2000. But not just.
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Lil MacPherson won't be elected mayor of Halifax, but that was never the point | Oct 12 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It will come as a surprise to no one -- least of all to Lil herself -- when I predict Lil MacPherson will not be mayor of Halifax after all the votes are counted. So why then did she even bother?
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Encroaching development a defining issue in Halifax municipal elections | Oct 5 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Whatever your position on development, you need to ask those who seek to represent you their views on development generally, and projects specifically planned for your district.
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The path to diversity in Halifax city council is straightforward | Sep 28 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It goes without saying the Tilt-a-Whirl that is Halifax city council has too long tilted toward men, who traditionally also happen to be white, middle-aged and middle class.
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Red flags for Nova Scotia Liberals in next provincial election | Sep 7 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Could the answer to the pressing-to-pundits question -- why hasn't Stephen McNeil called the much-anticipated-by-pundits fall provincial general election? -- be... "Halifax Needham."
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Silence on Nova Scotia highway financing signals election may be ahead | Jul 20 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
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Actor and MLA Lenore Zann vies for Nova Scotia NDP leadership | Jan 11 2016 | Christopher Majka | It may be dark days at present for the NDP in Nova Scotia but with a leadership convention next month three candidates have thrown their hat into the ring. Actor and MLA Lenore Zann is one of them.
Votes count here: NDP and Liberals look to take out CPC in South Shore-St. Margarets | Oct 9 2015 | Cory Collins | There is a standout three-way race happening in South Shore-St. Margarets in Nova Scotia. Voter turnout was low in 2011 when the Cons edged out a win. Will that change in 2015?
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Rising tuition fees across Canada highlights need for Newfoundland-style grants program | Sep 10 2015 | Cory Collins | Students headed back to school in Newfoundland and Labrador this year will be the first to fully benefit from the province's new student aid provisions. Wouldn't that be nice for all of Canada?
Council of Atlantic Premiers. Credit: GovNL Photos/flickr
Atlantic Canada needs new federal strategy as Harper shipwreck sinks | Sep 7 2015 | Ralph Surette | The federal approval of a problematic drilling project in Nova Scotia points to a bigger issue: the need to work out a strategy to deal with Ottawa as the Harper shipwreck is hauled out.
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Polls, byelections and ruts: Taking the temperature of politics in Nova Scotia | Jul 27 2015 | Ralph Surette | It's that peculiar time again -- roughly midway (already!) in a government's life -- when the exhilaration of a new voyage hits the potholes.
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Why doesn't Stephen McNeil follow through on electoral reform? | Jul 21 2015 | Stephen Kimber | There is something rich -- and richly ironic -- hearing Stephen McNeil fret about the number of voters who didn't bother to cast ballots in last week's three provincial byelections.
Halifax member of Parliament, Megan Leslie
Worth the cost? Nova Scotia's Parliamentarians | Jun 26 2015 | Christopher Majka | There are real insights to be gleaned from analyzing the budgets of MPs. However, cherry-picking data, a lack of critical thinking and questionable graphics mislead readers rather than informing them.
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Is Nova Scotia political culture changing for the better? | Oct 20 2014 | Ralph Surette | Politics and political attitudes are changing in Nova Scotia -- albeit, in a manner too slow and complex for the public's short attention span to notice.
Nova Scotia offers insight to Canadian left for 2015 | Oct 14 2014 | David Bush | Simply faulting the NDP without doing the work that will create the conditions for an organized left that can express a real alternative is an abdication of our responsibility.

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I Predicted 3 Yrs Ago Megan Leslie Would Be Defeated | terrytowel said... So why didn't anyone believe me? http://rabble.ca/babble/election-2015/liberal-mpp-laurel-broten-to...
Nova Scotia election drumbeat | janfromthebruce said... Darrell Dexter NDP leader and premier posted his bio online and new webpage. It looks really good...
Liberal MPP Laurel Broten To Take On MP Megan Leslie in Halifax | Unionist said... terrytowel wrote: That is surely to appeal to those mothers in the riding, having a former...
Electoral Maps 5 | Wilf Day said... The new Quebec provincial map for the coming election has one important difference from the federal...
Layton pledges money for military and RCMP veterans | Todrick of Chatsworth said... The NDP is a pro-military party, there is no surprise that this plan is coming out as official...
Premier Dexter enthuses over Harper election promise | Unionist said... Support for the cable Quote:Stephen Harper promised Thursday that a Conservative government would...
NDP battleground seats | ghoris said... Good start. Here's my $0.02 about the NDP's chances in B.C. Vulnerable NDP seats: Burnaby-Douglas...
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