A sinister culture of fear and control has been created that runs through the vital organs of Canadian public life. To overcome it, we need a cleansing of the scourge of a corrosive ideology.
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
This is not an election like any other. What's at stake is nothing less than the integrity of Canada's most fundamental features.
It's that peculiar time again -- roughly midway (already!) in a government's life -- when the exhilaration of a new voyage hits the potholes.
With the federal election drawing closer and closer, it seems some civil servants have finally had enough with the Harper government's muzzles.
Monuments are only a small part of the whole that, perhaps, will at last get fully exposed to a distracted public before the upcoming election.
Nova Scotia's quest for energy efficiency, along with the wisdom of the Liberal government on energy matters, will be on trial before the Utilities and Review Board this coming week.
Will the Harper Conservatives' high expertise in propaganda, manipulation and wedge politics be enough to frustrate the clear will of two-thirds of the electorate this time?
The Nova Scotia Liberal government was presented with a regulatory process to gain public trust and move the fish-farm industry forward. What happened to promises of consultation and transparency?
After the federal election, provincial voices should be prepared to gather up their courage and face up to the repairs needed after the Harper wrecking job.
Last week's budget, for better or worse, marked a milestone on the icy road to wherever it is we're going in the rickety wagon of Nova Scotia politics.