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12
Jun

$10 million-plus computer cockup?

Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives through Freedom of Information show the province has spent $10.7 million thus far to replace a government computer system that government tech sources say didn’t need replacing in the first place.
The lion’s share of the money — $8.6 million — has been paid out to Sierra Systems, a B.C. company with an office on Barrington Street.

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12
Jun
Election Obituaries

Election Obituaries

Hell hath no fury like a community services minister scorned!
Joanne Bernard, the now former Dartmouth North MLA and cabinet minister, went down in a heap, falling to NDP thespian Susan Leblanc by over 300 votes. Her post-election sit-down with CBC reporter Elizabeth Chiu was quite telling.
To say that Bernard was bitter would be a much restrained interpretation of events.

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12
Jun
Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

The crammed parking lot of the old Sears outlet at 54 McKeen Street hinted at the gravity of the situation. Was it another exciting edition of Cape Breton Idol, or just another ho-hum provincial election night? Or, perhaps, a bit of both?
Local boy Geoff MacLellan was up for re-election and Glace Bay’s Liberal partisans came out to cheer their hometown hero.

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12
Jun
The happiest socialists you ever did see...

The happiest socialists you ever did see...

After making his way to the front of the cramped ballroom at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel with the help of a party toiler, the Rev. Gary Burrill paused before stepping up to the podium to address the gathered throng on election night.
“Is Howard here?” he asked a helper off to stage left, eyeing the crowd anxiously.

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12
Jun
PC Caucus egomaniacal trifecta narrowly avoided

PC Caucus egomaniacal trifecta narrowly avoided

Nobody ever accused Brad Johns of being the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

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