The Atlantic Provinces “special snowflake” syndrome.

The term “special snowflake” is generally used as a term of derision in the service industry. It comes from the term parents may use for their singularly wonderful child being “special”, like a “snowflake”. After being popularized in the 1999 movie Fight Club, the term has transmuted into a sneering reference to those who feel …

Nova Scotia Can Take Charge of its Immigration

Nova Scotia needs more immigrants. After years of willful blindness to the looming demographic catastrophe, it would seem the provincial government has finally decided to recognize it as a serious problem. Premier Stephen McNeil engaged Wadih Fares and Colin Dodds to look for creative enhancements. The provincial Immigration department has adopted “action oriented” goals to …