The Supreme Court decreed that assisted suicide can be allowed under the Charter and gave the government a year to pass law conforming to this ruling. Here's some serious business that's in a muddle.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
Have we given up on Senate reform? The debate seems to have drifted down into a muddle about how to fill 22 vacant seats.
Humans continue to pollute faster than improvements in energy efficiency can keep up with, says Ralph Surette
When Nova Scotia teachers turned down the province's contract offer, they said it wasn't about the money but about the worsening conditions in which they have to do their jobs.
After decades of electricity spectacle in Nova Scotia, the McNeil government's new electricity plan brings renewed hope for the province's energy policy.
When things get complicated for a new government that has -- as usually happens -- promised too much too fast, when hope bogs down in the usual politics, here's how to understand what's happening.
It's election day and, at last, hope that what has to happen if this country is to recapture its integrity is actually about to happen.
We are becoming a ship of fools adrift on international waters, and not only is that obscured by Harper's doubletalk, but the opposition parties have failed to bring any of this to light.
Are you sure you can vote this election? The centrepiece of the Harper government's assault on democratic process, the Fair Elections Act, may stand in your way.
The federal approval of a problematic drilling project in Nova Scotia points to a bigger issue: the need to work out a strategy to deal with Ottawa as the Harper shipwreck is hauled out.