Blog
Photo: Doug Kerr/flickr
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.
Blog
Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM/flickr
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.
Blog
Photo: Anne Ruthmann/flickr
Stephen Kimber | To hear him spin it, you'd think Stephen McNeil lived inside the fantasy bubble of film and television instead of outside, systematically decimating the real-world industry that creates screen magic.
Blog
Photo: Peter Dutton/flickr
Stephen Kimber | Nova Scotia has agreed to pony up $32.7 million over the next two years for two years' guaranteed use of a failed high-speed Hawaiian ferry-turned-U.S.-navy-surplus. Why?
Blog
Photo: Tom Flemming/flickr
Stephen Kimber | New Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill seems like a thoughtful progressive who embraces what he calls "social investment" in the economy.
Blog
Image: Ano Lobb/flickr
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."
Blog
Photo: Tom Woodward/flickr
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.
Blog
Photo: Chris Campbell/flickr
Stephen Kimber | Borrowing a now-tattered page from the Stephen Harper Playbook, Stephen McNeil decided to make public sector workers the enemy. This strategy is now in tatters.
Blog
Image: Twitter/@AndrewMLA
Stephen Kimber | Andrew Younger's only chance to salvage his once-promising political career is to stifle his need to set the record straight, and focus on being the best constituency politician he can be.
Blog
Photo: Jeff Milner/flickr
Stephen Kimber | Nova Scotia Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard says she knows the province's welfare system is "broken." That's why her government announced it is forking out $2 million to consultants.
Blog
Photo: Andrea Vail/flickr
Stephen Kimber | As a matter of public policy, we need to ask serious questions about McNeil's deal with Bernard F. Miller Services, the company that provides the services of its sole employee to the government.
Blog
Photo: Jim Hobbs/flickr
Stephen Kimber | Less than two months after his new appointment, Nova Scotia's environment minister Andrew Younger is already backing away from his predecessor's commitment on polluter pay.