Posted March 2, 2018
When parties experiencing a testy relationship come to an agreement, the necessary concessions often come from a group that is not represented at the bargaining table.
Posted February 23, 2018
“Our Constitution works: our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. Here the people rule.” Thus spoke incoming US President Gerald Ford as he replaced his disgraced predecessor, Richard Nixon, in 1974.
Posted February 16, 2018
The governments we elect are accountable to voters for the quality and timeliness of services that are provided with their tax dollars. They must make choices about how to organize large complex operations, particularly in education and health care.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is, first and foremost, a union. Its role is to advocate for favourable pay, benefits, and working conditions for its members.
Posted February 2, 2018
The article of January 20th in support of resource industries prompted many supportive emails. It also received a decidedly frosty response from a tight-knit posse of activists, some of whose viewpoints were printed in the January 27th opinion section.
Posted January 26, 2018
There is a lot to like in Dr. Glaze’s report on improving our school system. Minister Churchill’s announcement endorsed the report generally, and eleven of the recommendations specifically. The overarching theme is getting more resources into the classroom.
Good ideas on their own are not enough. The implementation must be well planned and executed.