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Stephen Kimber | In his new book, "Rise Again: Nova Scotia's NDP on the Rocks," former NDP MLA Howard Epstein offers his assessment on the fortunes of Darrell Dexter's New Democrats in Nova Scotia.
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Stephen Kimber | The lesson in the politics of the Yarmouth ferry may not be about who's to blame but the reality there are no easy answers in a small province with too few resources and too many problems.
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Sharon Fraser | As a new government takes over in Nova Scotia, a look back at the past four years.
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Stephen Kimber | Stephen McNeil doesn't even have the key to the executive washroom and his administration-in-eager-anticipation is already being sideswiped by economic events over which it has little control.
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Ralph Surette | Dear Mr. Premier-designate, I've been watching governments come and go in Nova Scotia. Here's what I learned. There may be something you can use to keep the ship afloat in this storm-tossed province.
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Stephen Kimber | The question is why. Why -- if you believe the polls -- is Darrell Dexter's NDP government heading for an ignominious defeat?
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Solidarity Halifax | Elections do matter. There are significant differences between a party with social democratic roots like the NDP and parties of the ruling class, like the Liberals and Conservatives.
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Ralph Surette | To anyone concerned about the stability of government in this province -- the basic condition before anything else can be usefully addressed -- this is not a very happy election campaign.
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Stephen Kimber | On June 23, 2012, 50 longtime NDP activists put the issue starkly in a j'accuse letter to Premier Darrell Dexter.
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Ralph Surette | It may not have occurred to you, but 85 per cent of Canadians now have a woman as premier. Only five smaller provinces -- the three Maritimes plus Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- don't.
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Ralph Surette | In the name of calm and proper governance, let there be another budget, and an election next spring in Nova Scotia regardless of how unusual it is to go the full five years.
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Ralph Surette | Here's the story if you haven't heard it: the Dominion Bond Rating Service has lifted Nova Scotia's long-term credit to "A-High," the province's highest rating since the agency started measuring.