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Meagan Gillmore | Unions in Nova Scotia are asking to be included in a legal review of a bill that restricts wage increases for public servants and, they say, infringes on their rights to collectively bargain.
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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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Stephen Kimber | As a new ferry sails through the same passenger-challenged, money-losing storm en route to the same subsidized disaster, should the premier still be unconditionally committed to it?
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Stephen Kimber | Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan doesn't want you to jump to conclusions. Unfortunately for him, Portland, Maine requires the Yarmouth-Portland ferry operator to submit a monthly accounting.
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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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Stephen Kimber | P3 shell-game deals, which don't show up as government debt, are "typically used to conceal government expenditures and provide guaranteed long-term profits for contractors."
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Stephen Kimber | Perhaps the most intriguing news from Nova Scotia's Province House this spring has been the tentative flowering -- finally -- of a real opposition to the McNeil government.
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Stephen Kimber | It is well past time the McNeil government and/or the Utility and Review Board ordered an audit of Nova Scotia Power's performance going back to before it was turned back over to the private sector.
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Stephen Kimber | On Jan. 15, Nova Scotia's Health and Wellness department -- Leo Glavine, proprietor -- issued a gauzy, feel-fine press release headlined, "Lower Seniors' Pharmacare Co-pays Begin April 1."
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Stephen Kimber | While Pittsburgh gears up for one of its "best" film years, iconic Nova Scotia film industry companies have announced they are either folding or relocating to where the work is.
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Ben Sichel | Any teacher will tell you that appreciation coming from the kids is a great motivator. But it'd be nice if we also got it from the government that employs us.
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Stephen Kimber | Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil says Nova Scotia's 75,000 public sector workers are welcome to bargain collectively -- so long as they don't expect to negotiate wages.