This week’s federal budget filled 464 pages. By comparison, Bill Morneau’s first budget in 2016 only needed a skimpy 271. Some of the topics covered:
Posted March 22, 2019
Released last week, Canada’s Changing Climate Report continues the parade of releases documenting in ever greater detail the expected impacts of climate change.
Posted April 12, 2019
The energy from Muskrat Falls is not going to be available until at least 2020. But the transmission lines are all built at a cost exceeding $1.5 billion. You are going to pay the interest on that debt while we wait.
Posted September 15, 2017
Canadians’ opinions of the federal Liberals, and in particular Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have deteriorated considerably in the last two months.
Posted April 5, 2019
Prime Minister Trudeau’s claim that his intervention in the SNC file is just about protecting jobs at SNC is the original and most egregious deception. The furor over his other statements has distracted attention from the premise on which the whole saga is based.
Posted March 8, 2019
Health care is easily the most complex and most politically charged arm of the provincial government. Nova Scotia has challenges in the adequacy of human resources and how they are organized.
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Posted May 24, 2019
The future direction for Nova Scotia’s population may be changing. If so, a lot of planning will have to be rethought.
Posted October 5, 2018
The government and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union are doing a disservice to taxpayers and today’s teachers, who are paying for the inadequacy of past contributions by and for the teachers that retired long ago.
In contrast, the public-sector pension plans for civil service and health care workers are well-funded and can be expected to keep their promises to pensioners over the long term.
Posted May 18, 2018
The football stadium proposed for Shannon Park is said to need a subsidy of $10-$11 million per year. It would be much higher.
Posted November 9, 2018