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15
Oct
Listening in over coffee...

Listening in over coffee...

A lively barista culture has emerged, especially on the south end of the Halifax peninsula. Places like Cabin Coffee on Hollis or Uncommon Grounds in the Somerset building on South Park.

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01
Oct
Just what do boards do?

Just what do boards do?

The CEO and now the finance director of the IWK have both resigned. The former for running up circa $50K of what seem to be obviously inappropriate expense claims. The latter for helping to obscure the CEO’s apparent malfeasance.
This incident serves as a good opening to consider the role of boards in the governance of public institutions.

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01
Oct
The action at 2017 FIN

The action at 2017 FIN

If the Atlantic Film Festival, now known as FIN, were a sports franchise, 2017 might have been termed a rebuilding year.

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18
Sep
The rise of Trump Was it race or was it class?

The rise of Trump Was it race or was it class?

Rarely does a significant event in history have a single overriding cause. So it is with the emergence of Donald Trump.

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21
Aug
Second thoughts...

Second thoughts...

L’esprit de l’escalier is one of my favourite French expressions. It means thinking up a killer or knockout response to an argument only after you have left the encounter where the argument took place. I sometimes experience this after leaving stimulating discussions among the wits at my two principal clubs in Halifax: the Officers’ Mess at RA Park and the Resolutes on Inglis Street.

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