News release issued by the Offshore Alliance: “While there are some improvements in overall environmental assessment processes in Liberal legislation tabled today in Ottawa, the draft Bill is a step backwards with respect to offshore oil and gas in Atlantic Canada, appears to give oil and gas boards more authority, and points to federal concessions in response to lobbying from the provinces and oil industry.”
News release issued by the Council of Atlantic Provinces and Territory Teachers’ Organizations. “Of equal interest to the education leaders meeting in St. John’s, NL were the major issues that the Nova Scotia government decided not to address. Notably absent from immediate action are many items that might have led to meaningful changes and improvements in the education system.”
Recently the Municipality of the District of Guysborough asked the province to lift the moratorium on fracking. Alexander Bridge has been on a mission to tell the world that the municipal council doesn’t speak on behalf of all its residents, and in fact never bothered to find out what people think about this plan.This is Alexander’s letter to Lloyd Hines, his local MLA and minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Earlier today we posted a letter to premier Stephen McNeil written by a new coalition of poverty organizations and advocates who want a substantial increase in income assistance rates and real input in the Employment Support and Income Assistance transformation that is mostly happening in secret and without real community input. That letter was a bit long, this press release is the Coles notes version.
Media release by the Alton Gas water protectors who are concerned about Alton gas’ recent notice of intent to enter the camp and resume work without any meaningful community and public consultation.
February 5th is the first day of a human rights hearing regarding the province’s provision of supportive housing for people with disabilities. We’ve written quite a bit about this topic, going back to the days I wrote for the Halifax Media Co-op. I hope to be there on Monday, and as much as I can during the sessions after that.
In January council members of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough asked the Province to lift the fracking moratorium. Not so fast, writes Guysborough County resident Alexander Bridge, there was no consultation with residents. it is time to extend an invitation for serious dialogue with those people you represent. The Fracking issue would be a great place to start.
Abolishing locally elected school board trustees in favour of government appointees is a threat to democracy and to the right of representation. It completely removes the local voice in education, states the Canadian School Boards Association in this news release.
“We must work ‘with’ and not ‘on’ teachers; their input, along with that of administrators and university representatives, is essential to success,” writes Acadia professor Dr. Carol E. Harris, reflecting on the Glaze recommendations.
Announcing this Thursday’s founding meeting of Equity Watch, an organization that aims to keep employers like HRM and watch dogs like the NS Human Rights Commission honest.