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.
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.
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.
Boy howdy, is Jamie Baillie having fun.
He’s got it in his mind that, what power rates were for Stephen McNeil, teachers are to him. He’s gonna ride those teachers all the way to One Government Place.
You have to admit, they really seem to be enjoying the attention.
If NSTU propaganda is to be believed, every last teacher in the province is more concerned about the so-called “state of our schools” than the contents of their pay packets. More concerned about improving teacher working conditions and student learning environments than preserving their long service award.
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