Monthly Archives: April 2016

N.S. budget: token gestures or welcome first steps?

A headline on the website of Local Xpress, the excellent local news service maintained by locked-out Chronicle-Herald reporters, aptly described one aspect of the Nova Scotia government’s 2016 budget brought down last week. “N.S. Liberals release election-friendly budget.” Precipitously balanced, … Continue reading

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Pundits and others Leap to the wrong conclusions

Rex Murphy was only the worst of them. The long-time shill for the oil industry was at his bilious best on The National Monday night, excoriating attendees of the NDP convention in Edmonton for daring to discuss the Leap manifesto. … Continue reading

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Low profile for federal budget at Liberal lovefest

We are in the middle of a two-week parliamentary recess when Liberal MPs and cabinet ministers are roaming far and wide to sing the praises of the new federal budget. The finance minister even took the budget message all the … Continue reading

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