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28
Dec
The Prime Minister of Popular Culture

The Prime Minister of Popular Culture

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first order of business: full bore interviews, complete with photo opportunities, with two American celebrity organs: the New York Sunday Times and Vogue. Many Canadians have revelled in the offshore coverage. We still want to be noticed abroad.

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14
Dec
Here’s an idea: Mentors for teachers

Here’s an idea: Mentors for teachers

For perhaps the first time in living memory, the role (I initially typed rule) of the teaching profession in Nova Scotia, and the place of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union in the education system have become a matter of great public interest and concern.

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19
Oct
Some final thoughts, after the long campaign

Some final thoughts, after the long campaign

Cultural Practices
Conservatives have proposed a barbaric cultural practices hotline to accompany their legislation outlawing barbaric cultural practises. One guess as to what group they have in mind.

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05
Oct
Last kick at the can before Oct. 19

Last kick at the can before Oct. 19

This will be my last chance here to comment on the election before October 19.
At times during this campaign, party leaders have been running not so much against one another, as against prevailing impressions of the parties they are leading.

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21
Sep
In the middle of the long campaign

In the middle of the long campaign

As I write these words, it is 32 days to the October 19 federal general election. Since the election was called at the beginning of August, the electoral prospects of the three main parties have not changed all that much.

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