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 …

Winter is Coming

Nova Scotia’s electoral Game of Thrones is in full swing and while it may lack the dramatic flair of the HBO series, it has one thing in common, winter is coming. Unfortunately, the parties are either unaware of it or are seemingly oblivious to a stark reality. All of the parties have launched their offensives …

Nova Scotia’s pre election budget: anger and gratitude

Premier Stephen McNeil must be listening to Tony Robbins. One of the tenets of the motivational speaker’s philosophy is it’s impossible to be angry and grateful at the same time. McNeil’s recent budget leverages the idea in spades. CFIB members have been lobbying for tax relief over the last four years. Finance Minister Randy DeLorey …

Cap and Trade for Nova Scotia Still Fuzzy for Small Business

The Nova Scotia government’s decision to go it alone with cap-and-trade to put a price on carbon raises more questions than answers. This spring, government released a discussion paper, looking for feedback. They gave less than a month for responses and you needed a degree in environmental science to make any sense of what was …