What if the results of the Nova Scotia election were declared unconstitutional?

This was a question some of us were mulling over on election night. The ambitious and dedicated folks at community radio station CIOE in Lower Sackville asked me to moderate their coverage on election night with a panel comprised of broadcasting legend Al Hollingsworth, former NDP MLA Michele Raymond and former Nova Scotia finance minister and …

Fall Back Up with Lisa Drader-Murphy

Lisa Drader-Murphy is marking a milestone — 20 years of breaking barriers in fashion designs. Starting out with an investment of $250, the business has remained debt-free and without investors running entirely on retained earnings. President and owner of the Lisa Drader-Murphy collection, including the Turbine label. She now owns five boutiques across Canada, her own Shopping Channel …

Fall Back Up with Holly Carr and Allan Bateman

Today on Fall Back Up, I'm delighted to welcome Nova Scotia artists Allan Bateman and Holly Carr Holly Carr is nationally renowned for her colourful and whimsical silk painting and public installations.  She not only exhibits her work throughout Canada and designed for theatre, more recently Holly has branched out into performance art, painting in …

Fall Back Up – Halifax Police Chief Jean Michel Blais

I'm delighted this week to speak with Jean-Michel Blais, Chief of Halifax Regional Police. Chief Blais spent 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. During that time, he completed his first mission with the United Nations in Haiti as a civilian police officer and following his return, worked predominantly on organized motorcycle gangs and …

Why Small Business is Concerned About the 15 Dollar Minimum Wage

Atlantic Canadian small business owners should start bracing themselves for the 15 dollar minimum wage campaign. The governments in Alberta and Ontario have both bought into the idea, and now British Columbia’s new 'GreeNDP' coalition is putting it on the table. It’s being driven principally by Canada’s largest labour unions and a coalition of the …