News brief: CCPA NS director Christine Saulnier is is throwing her hat in the ring to become the federal NDP’s candidate for Halifax. And ultimately she hopes to become the next MP for Halifax after the next federal election, later this year. That’s good news for progressives in Halifax.
People in Guysborough County continue to push for a more open and democratic council. On April 18th the Guysborough Communities Coalition met with the Warden to once again ask for changes in the way council conducts its business. Warden Pitts indicated he will get back to the group. We will keep you posted.
Our Guysborough correspondent Alexander Bridge reports on a heated Guysborough District council meeting after he and others had the audacity to submit a petition asking for town hall meetings with their elected representatives. I already talk to you at the grocery store, what do we need town hall meetings for, asked one councillor.
This came in the mail this afternoon, a letter on the limitations of elections and the importance of ongoing organizing. And an opportunity for me to post a picture of the Paris Commune. It’s an old discussion, after all.
Not all politicians are the same, and voting, although no big deal, is something you should definitely do. And then the real work begins…
SouthCoastToday.ca editor Timothy Gillespie reviews Noah Richler’s The Candidate, a revealing account of what it’s like to run for office with no political experience, little money and only a faint hope of winning.
The government walking away from Bloomfield is a disastrous blow to affordable housing. North End gentrification will continue unabated.
Gabriel Enxuga is a candidate for city council who puts poverty , free transit, decent and affordable housing front and centre. Nothing wishy washy about his platform.
If only the NDP were in power, these would be the things it would do this Spring, said Gary Burrill at a press conference at Province House this morning.
The latest kerfuffle around the NDP leadership campaign is not going away. On the contrary, the accusations seem to be escalating.