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Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill
Christopher Majka | Nova Scotia New Democrats have turned decisively to the left, electing Gary Burrill as the new leader of the NDP, a full-bore social democrat committed to social, economic and environmental justice.
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Gary Burrill
Christopher Majka | Politician, publisher and preacher: Gary Burrill is all this and much more. A keen analyst of social and economic development in the Maritimes, Burrill is vying for leadership of Nova Scotia's NDP.
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Lenore Zann
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.
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Nora Loreto | Nova Scotia's teachers rejected the contract that had been negotiated. Why, and what's in store for these talks?
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The breaking wave
Christopher Majka | Although all the seats in Atlantic Canada in the 2015 election were won by the Liberal Party, on closer examination a number of fascinating electoral trends are apparent. What lessons do they provide?
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Halifax member of Parliament, Megan Leslie
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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Retiree Matters, Larry Wark | In the 1980s, the Canadian Auto Workers made their first attempt to organize Michelin workers in Nova Scotia. Larry Wark looks back at long days and nights travelling rural roads.
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Dan Kelly
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta government should legislate a minimum wage close to the living wage, and it should do it fast enough to have an impact on poverty.
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Sarah Hoffman
David J. Climenhaga | The interesting question is not whether mentholated coffin nails are a Good Thing or a Bad Thing but why Alberta's previous PC governments never did anything about it.
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Stephen Kimber | Betty, my trusty backyard barbecue -- barbecues should have names -- has officially become one more innocent victim of 2015, Halifax's Winter Without End.
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Film Industry Rally at Province House, Nova Scotia.
Christopher Majka | Austerity -- single-mindedly pursuing short-term debt and deficit reduction -- is politics racing willy-nilly down a blind alley without a long-term vision of how to grow both the economy and society.
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The front Cover of Metro Halifax on April 10, 2015.
Christopher Majka | Driving a stake through the N.S. film industry, Stephen McNeil's Liberals are ready to replicate the folly of John Hamm's Conservatives, cutting off their creative bluenose to spite their face.