Monthly Archives: January 2016

Globe’s poor reporting ramps up pipeline stakes

The Globe and Mail, which claims to be Canada’s national newspaper, seems intent on casting the western provinces as economic basket cases in desperate need of help from the rest of the nation. Last week, the newspaper headlined a piece … Continue reading

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Getting government out of the way not working for jobs

The successful provincial Liberal campaign of 2013 was politically brilliant but policy stupid. We had another glimpse of that last week as a roomful of lawyers and experts appeared before the Public Utilities and Review Board to act out a … Continue reading

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NS Liberals enter health talks armed with a pea shooter

It came as no surprise but it was nevertheless sad to see that the McNeil Liberals have run up the white flag on federal health transfers. In an interview on Thursday Stephen McNeil reportedly said that his government won’t prolong … Continue reading

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Making the polls look good and the books look bad

As the pundits weighed in with their year-end commentaries on Nova Scotia politics I kept hearing two items of conventional wisdom. One, that Nova Scotia’s fiscal situation is worsening as the result of declining revenues and; Two, that the Liberals’ … Continue reading

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