The Nova Scotia Liberal party needs to break its election promise to reduce power bills in order to actually increase energy efficiency through 'customer-funded energy efficiency programs.'
Ralph Surette is a veteran freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County.
The Ivany commission on the new economy is due to report in a few weeks here in Nova Scotia, and in case they missed it, here's one last idea for their consideration: the Nova Scotia dollar.
The protests are over the environment but, alas, there's a deeper source of trouble afoot for the fracking industry: it's from the heart of the financial world where billions are being lost.
Equalization is being eaten at and the philosophy at the base of the Conservative party is that this is encouraging government bloat and laziness at best, and that it's socialism at worst.
The Senate uproar is a mere banana peel compared to the real Harper scandal -- the slyly evolving plan to turn Canada into an authoritarian petro-state, bulldozing democracy in the process.
Dear Mr. Premier-designate, I've been watching governments come and go in Nova Scotia. Here's what I learned. There may be something you can use to keep the ship afloat in this storm-tossed province.
To anyone concerned about the stability of government in this province -- the basic condition before anything else can be usefully addressed -- this is not a very happy election campaign.
It may not have occurred to you, but 85 per cent of Canadians now have a woman as premier. Only five smaller provinces -- the three Maritimes plus Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- don't.
As we contemplate fracking and the possibility of a pipeline to bring not so much crude oil as diluted tar sands bitumen to the East Coast, it would be useful to remind ourselves of the big picture.
In the name of calm and proper governance, let there be another budget, and an election next spring in Nova Scotia regardless of how unusual it is to go the full five years.