Nova Scotia's quest for energy efficiency, along with the wisdom of the Liberal government on energy matters, will be on trial before the Utilities and Review Board this coming week.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
Will the Harper Conservatives' high expertise in propaganda, manipulation and wedge politics be enough to frustrate the clear will of two-thirds of the electorate this time?
The Nova Scotia Liberal government was presented with a regulatory process to gain public trust and move the fish-farm industry forward. What happened to promises of consultation and transparency?
After the federal election, provincial voices should be prepared to gather up their courage and face up to the repairs needed after the Harper wrecking job.
Last week's budget, for better or worse, marked a milestone on the icy road to wherever it is we're going in the rickety wagon of Nova Scotia politics.
News of the co-operation between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick power utilities offers a spark of hope in the disastrous energy politics that have dominated the region for the past 50 years.
It's getting worse. Stephen Harper is now serving notice that he's willing to tear the social fabric of the country apart if that's what it takes to get his party re-elected.
Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources needs to be unhitched from the harvest-at-all-costs policy that has prevented a proper homegrown forest industry from establishing itself.
Stephen Harper, a master propagandist of the first order, is doing it again. This time, the overblown tune is war, terror, security, with civil liberties, prudence and rational thought underfoot.
If doing our bit for saving the Earth from our excesses is not convincing, the fact is that the economics increasingly demand it as well.