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06
Mar
Political Rant of the Week

Political Rant of the Week

Goodness, but the passion shown by young Liberal caucus whip Brendan Maguire in the Legislature the other week at the height of the teachers thingy.
Less charitable souls might say that the frustration the Halifax-Atlantic backbencher displayed on the Legislature floor in the wee hours of February 15 more closely resembled a temper tantrum. But whatever.

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06
Mar
Dispatches from the MLA Expenses Secretariat...

Dispatches from the MLA Expenses Secretariat...

While Premier Stephen McNeil spent $500 on branding odds and ends in January 2017 — including a personalized calendar (just call him Mr. December) — that’s nothing compared to what some of his colleagues spent on advertising in the same month.

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21
Feb
Whose House: The Judges

Whose House: The Judges

It’s funny, nobody’s marching in the streets waving signs around demanding that judges be given a raise.
That’s mostly owing to the fact that Nova Scotia doesn’t have 9,300 Provincial & Family Court judges, like there are members of a certain newly militant public service union.

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21
Feb
Jamie Baillie has a dream...

Jamie Baillie has a dream...

At the recent Conservative Party leadership debate at Halifax’s Westin Hotel, I looked on in disbelief as Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie drifted in and out of deep REM sleep.
At one point I thought Baillie was merely looking down into a hand-held electronic device. But no, upon further review, the Jamie Baillie eyes were completely shut and the hands completely empty.

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21
Feb
Matt Whitman impersonates an MLA as the stars come out

Matt Whitman impersonates an MLA as the stars come out

Celebrity is the state of being known. In some cases more well-known than others. In some cases well-known for a measure of accomplishment. In other cases a person well-known for, er, um, being well-known.
It is the cult, a contagion,  which infests society. We are inundated by celebrity. Aided by the pestilence of electronic media. Abetted by the scourge of social media.

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