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03
Dec

Let’s do the Time Warp with Percy

I’m learning that when you’re in government, “immediately” takes on a slightly different definition than it does for us mere mortals.

If you’re anything like me, you might be wondering why it’s taken the provincial government so damn long to issue a call for proposal to find an independent firm to conduct a forensic audit on the Cumberland Regional Development Agency.

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03
Dec
Truro centre slammer  silenced

Truro centre slammer silenced

While it seems that the Truro Daily News speaks very highly of the (hopefully) soon-to-open Rath Eastlink Community Centre, at least one Hub Townian is not singing the same tune.

Jim MacAfee says he tried to pay for a space in the Truro fishy wrapper’s classified section criticizing the approximately $50 million community centre. 

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03
Dec

Sometimes a Fontana is just a cigar

When politicians get smacked with criminal charges, the ensuing fallout can result in dots being connected with other political scandals.

In the case of embattled London, Ont. Mayor Joe Fontana, who is facing charges stemming back from his days as a Liberal labour minnie, some of the connections being made are accurate. Others, not so much. 

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19
Nov

It’s all good, minister says

Property Valuation Services Corporation, revealed in a July Coast article to be selling supposedly private property information, will apparently not face any kind of penalty from Service Nova Scotia.

I asked Minister John MacDonell if any disciplinary action would be taken against PVSC, which began selling property sales info to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in 2009. 

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19
Nov

The friendly skies of our Bluenose MPs

Federal Speaker Andrew Scheer tabled the 2011-2012 member’s expenditures report on Halloween, appropriately enough.

Covering April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, the national total number for MP expenses comes to $121,325,672.19, down from 2011/10’s total figure of $133,344,872.81.

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