Monthly Archives: July 2017

Surplus reliant on restraining health services

When the Liberals unveiled the latest Public Accounts yesterday showing an apparent budget surplus of $150 million for 2016-7, the opposition parties went straight to health care. Why, they asked, is the government running a surplus while Nova Scotians are … Continue reading

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The Sage makes a rocky curtain call

Donald Savoie has mounted the barricades again. Called by some the Sage of Bouctouche for his long career of writing, teaching and advising governments, the septuagenarian University of Moncton political scientist has a new book out on Maritime economic development … Continue reading

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Domesday File #1: Attract Yes- Retain Maybe

Domesday File: An occasional series inspired by the Domesday Book, the detailed survey of the wealth and human resources ordered up by William the Conquerer in 1085 Talk about raining on someone’s parade. While the weather outside sprinkled only a … Continue reading

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Federal transfers: A skunk at the 150 garden party

A lot of folks who have been badly treated by the entity named “Canada” have come forward over the last few days to cast a pall over the country’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Many indigenous Canadians have been speaking out for … Continue reading

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