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28
Aug
The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal opposition critic, March 2013.

“The inherent danger with Communications Nova Scotia is bureaucratic creep.”
— Dr. Patricia Ripley, Nova Scotia’s top civil servant, March 1999.

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28
Aug
The importance of horizontal thinking

The importance of horizontal thinking

So, let’s see, shall we, just what are we getting for our tax dollars at Communications Nova Scotia.
Well, for one, we’re getting experts in bafflegab, like director/mouthpuppet Celeste Sulliman.
Celeste is costing the Nova Scotia taxpayer almost $100,000-per in salary, specifically $98,924.44. Sure buys a lot of bafflegab, $100-K, does!

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28
Aug
On the flack’s passion for public service

On the flack’s passion for public service

To get a true sense of the swashbuckling bafflegab spouting out of Communications Nova Scotia, concerned taxpayers are advised to check out a May 2012 Tracey Taweel performance before the N.S. Committee on Public Accounts.
The big cheese was there to discuss “the scope and impact of Communications Nova Scotia.”

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28
Aug
On a Sunday morning Spring Garden Road sidewalk...

On a Sunday morning Spring Garden Road sidewalk...

For the most part panhandlers on Halifax’s Spring Garden Road are a passive lot. Maybe, one or two can get in your face from time to time. Nothing serious.
We should be more concerned with Halifax’s 20-something bar crowd upon their early morning exits from the bars, pouring onto the streets.

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11
Aug
Rearranging the deck chairs  on the Good Ship Herald

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Good Ship Herald

Ever the optimist, I suspect, in the fullness of time, I will hear back from Glace Bay-born and raised Mark Lever, President & CEO, Halifax Chronicle Herald.
Besides having the good fortune of being “born and raised in Glace Bay,” Mark’s second stroke of good fortune is the simple fact that he and his good lady wife work at the same joint.

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