Posted January 17, 2020

Balancing The Environment and The Economy

The Stanfield government agreed to take responsibility for the effluent going into Boat Harbour when the pulp plant was built in the 1960s. Then they did nothing about it. Neither did any government of any stripe for the next five decades. It is a disgrace and one that tarnishes the credibility of government’s environmental stewardship.
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The happiest news for Nova Scotia in 2019 was released in December. It revealed that Nova Scotia added 12,339 residents in the 12 months ending September 30th.
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Readers this year were again generous with comments.
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Canada’s indigenous people continue to suffer from many injustices, not least those legislated by the Indian Act. The promise to legislate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is likely to prolong that suffering.
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The new parliament has a minority government. It is inherently unstable and unlikely to last a full four years until the next scheduled election.

That being the case, each of the parties has an urgent need to do some strategic thinking.
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