Ralph Surette

Columnists
Jun 7, 2010

You, me and disasters in the deep sea

For those of us who live far away from the Gulf of Mexico, the oily videos and doomsaying headlines are getting to be a bit wearying and are drifting to the back of the news.
Columnists
Feb 22, 2010

NDP gets its bell rung

The more consequential resignation triggered by the expenses scandal is not that of Yarmouth Tory MLA Richard Hurlburt. It’s that of Pamela Harrison, former NDP treasurer and longtime activist.
Columnists
Feb 1, 2010

Democracy in trouble: Time to wake up

I hate to be grim, but there's this gnawing question in the air: Is democracy in trouble? If so, what does it mean? In both Canada and the U.S., what's transpiring is astonishing.
Columnists
Jan 18, 2010

There's trouble blowing in the wind

Big wind farms in financial or deadline trouble are almost daily fare on the business pages these days. Here's stuff we should know while we still have time to reset our options.
Columnists
Nov 30, 2009

The future of forestry in Nova Scotia

A 60-megawatt forest-burning power plant at the NewPage pulp mill at Port Hawkesbury, recently given the go-ahead by Premier Darrell Dexter, has raised the ire of environmentalists.

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