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21
Mar
Laura Lee Langley, Kelliann Dean & other disasters

Laura Lee Langley, Kelliann Dean & other disasters

If public sector incompetence paid dividends, the streets of Nova Scotia would be paved with gold. Rather than being the Haiti of Canada, which is what Nova Scotia is, this province would be the Qatar of Canada.
Few modern day illustrations of incompetence drive that point home any better than the never-ending boondoggle which is the restoration of the Bluenose II.

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07
Mar
Fat kids & thin radio

Fat kids & thin radio

If you’re half-way familiar with these pages you’ll know that we don’t hold out a lot of hope for the level of discourse on either of Halifax’s open-mouth radio shows. Not on The Rick Howe Show, nor on The Sheldon MacLeod Show. Both offerings on Rogers News95.7.

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22
Feb
Building the Nanny State, one bylaw at a time

Building the Nanny State, one bylaw at a time

Let’s get one thing straight. If you beat your wife, your girlfriend, sexually assault your wife, your kids, your girlfriend, your neighbour’s wife, your neighbour’s kids, your neighbour’s girlfriend, then you’ve got much bigger problems than that case of beer stashed under your bed.

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08
Feb
Stephen McNeil is no Danny Williams

Stephen McNeil is no Danny Williams

So our small appliance repairman premier, Stephen McNeil, did “talk” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re: replacement hospital facilities for Halifax’s Victoria General site.
Well, golly, jeepers, that’s nice, isn’t it? Mr. Fixit and Glam Boy sitting down to “talk.”
Politicians do a lot of talking. Mr. Fixit likes to talk.

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25
Jan
The railroading of Bob Coates

The railroading of Bob Coates

Welcome to the Bob Coates Extended Souvenir Memorial Edition of Frank Magazine. (Please see Pages 11-119.)
When the Tory defence minister resigned abruptly in February 1985, after revelations of his late night trek to a West German strip joint, it was big news. Big news here at home, and big news on the international front.

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