Finance Minister Karen Casey is seeking advice from Nova Scotians in preparation for her next budget, so the province can “continue on a financially sustainable path with investments in programs, services and infrastructure that are important to Nova Scotians.”
Posted December 7, 2018
There is a long list of individuals and organizations that will not be paying the federal carbon tax. Many of those that do will receive payments that more than offset their cost. Is this a mighty blow in the fight against climate change?
Posted October 26, 2018
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
Nova Scotia’s 2018 tourism numbers are good, and further growth is possible, but there are obstacles—partly created by government policies.
Posted November 30, 2018
The government is completing its plan to replace the QEII Health Sciences Centre structures at the VG site. That is an expensive, but perhaps necessary, choice. A quicker and much less expensive initiative would be to rebuild the management structure that operates it and the rest of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Posted October 12, 2018
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