Tag: History

McNeil’s actions evoke memories of prior Premier’s disdain for democracy

It’s important to keep things in perspective. At the end of another week of Trump refusing to acknowledge he has lost the Presidency of the most powerful country in the world, Stephen McNeil’s latest dismissal of democracy in little old Nova Scotia pales by comparison. Nevertheless, the plan by McNeil and his Liberal enablers to dispense with a fall sitting of the legislature for the first time in many years was rightly condemned by the opposition. The out-going Premier’s attempted justifications – he’s too busy warding off the pandemic, he’s accountable through his occasional Qs and As with reporters...

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Canada 150 bittersweet celebration for many

A lot of folks who have been badly treated by the entity named “Canada” have come forward over the last few days to cast a pall over the country’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Many indigenous Canadians have been speaking out for months in an effort to shift the focus from celebration to contemplation of the treatment of indigenous people since Europeans set up shop on the northern half of North America over 400 years ago. They carried their message to Parliament Hill over the weekend. In Halifax, some Chinese Canadians were on the news last week drawing attention to the...

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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, a former radio and TV producer and weekly newspaper editor, and the author of three non-fiction books. Starr has lived in Dartmouth for more than 30 years.

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