Tag: Domesday File

Domesday File #2: NS poverty; highest in Canada

Domesday File: An occasional series inspired by the Domesday Book, the medieval survey of wealth and human resources  It is interesting to track media coverage when large amounts of data like this week’s Census report on families are released. For many people, what reporters and editors chose to highlight will be the extent of their exposure to the vast amount of information collected during last summer’s intelligence gathering exercise. Taking their cues from Statistics Canada on-line release, most of the national media went with what the agency suggested was news – the fact that as the Globe and Mail...

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Domesday File #1: More workers, but no more jobs

Domesday File: An occasional series inspired by the Domesday Book, the detailed survey of the wealth and human resources ordered up by William the Conquerer in 1085 Talk about raining on someone’s parade. While the weather outside sprinkled only a few drops of precipitation on Halifax last Friday, the monthly labour force survey from Statistics Canada unleashed a downpour on the economic aspirations of many. The headline item from the monthly report is a sharp increase in the number of unemployed in Nova Scotia – up 13%, from 39,400 in June 2016 to 43,500 in June 2017. The details...

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RICHARD STARR has had careers as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and freelance policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, appearing in everything from Atlantic Insight to Atlantic Progress. A lifelong student of Maritime history, Starr is married to playwright and former MP Wendy Lill. They live in Dartmouth.

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