The Nova Scotia NDP has got it only half-right and the prospects, according to the polls, are for minority government (of whatever party) and a return to political mayhem.
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It should have been at the beginning of the mandate, but the NDP government has new rural development initiatives going. How will they square with the "jobs obsession" principle?
Recent polls indicate that Nova Scotia's NDP government is on the skids. If that's so, here's a view of the shoals ahead: at the next election we'll have a choice of three parties on the skids.
So where are we at with Darrell Dexter's NDP government in Nova Scotia, a year or less from the next election?
After a three-year process to create a natural resources policy meant to bring about sustainable forestry, the NDP government appears to be sending the whole thing up in smoke at the last minute.
The federal Conservatives are in turmoil over, among other things, what public infrastructure to fund across the country. The Halifax convention centre is one of those, and well it should be.
About this bust-up over cuts in education, meant to face the awkward fact that administration costs are going up while student numbers go down: perhaps a bit of larger perspective would help.
The NDP government in Nova Scotia is suddenly a hive of activity. At 18 months, with its many studies and policy processes maturing, it's making the stands that will mark its mandate.
Antique infrastructure and worsening conditions. The province has policies about to come out on this -- on transportation infrastructure, forestry and natural resources, and coastal protection.
It is proper that the premier and his divided cabinet ignore the hollering and take the time to make a decision they can reasonably defend -- whatever it is.