All the hammers and wrenches in the world cannot help Tim the tool man Houston fix this problem; he better call in the experts, oh wait, he dismissed them. Angela Bowden on the firing of Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Dr. Kesa Munroe-Anderson, and the appointment of a white Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs.
Kendall Worth: People in my community are concerned about this new government. “What is this new government going to do for people living in poverty and for people receiving social assistance,” they ask.
Angela Giles reflects on the results of last week’s provincial election, and what it tells us about the need for electoral reform, and most importantly, the task at hand. “We need to hold Premier-elect Tim Houston and his party’s feet to the fire on issues like health care and climate. Organize in your communities and be ready to fight against any proposal to privatize health care.”
30,000 signatures, lawn signs from Yarmouth to Sydney, but listening to the pundits you’d think Owls Head wasn’t a factor at all in the election results last week.
Judy Haiven: With Tim Houston winning the provincial election, every province but one now stands to the right of the federal Liberals.
Media release: In response to calls by the Offshore Alliance to end offshore oil and gas expansion and subsidies, both the Nova Scotia NDP and Green Parties have now stated that they oppose the expansion and subsidies for offshore oil and gas.
News release: Friends of the Halifax Common distributed a three-question survey to Halifax Peninsula MLA electoral candidates and political party leaders to determine their commitment to the passage of an ‘Act to Protect the Halifax Common’ similar to the one protecting the Dartmouth Common, as well as two additional questions on future parking garages and on a commitment to reduce and re-naturalize existing parking spaces on the Common.
New contributor Sydney Keyama on the election issues that matter to students and young people.
The Disability Rights Coalition and its allies will be holding a rally at noon on Friday, August 13th outside the Provincial Legislature. The rally will demand that whatever Party forms government end the warehousing of persons with disabilities in segregated institutions and provide support for all persons with disabilities to live with dignity in the community.
A landfill near Bridgetown in the Annapolis Valley has been the subject of complaints at the Municipal level for nearly five years. At the time the facility was managed by a Annapolis Progressive Conservative candidate Jennifer Ehrenfeld-Poole, who earlier became a subject of controversy after screenshots circulated on social media of the candidate expressing a desire to commit violence against cyclists.