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Oct
Just what do we mean by free speech?

Just what do we mean by free speech?

Just what do we mean by free speech? Has it morphed over time? At one time we emphasized the content of speech. Now we more often focus on the potential impact or consequences of controversial statements for groups we deem to be historically oppressed; or value utterances to the extent they convey group hurt, pain, anger and rage.

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15
Oct
Listening in over coffee...

Listening in over coffee...

A lively barista culture has emerged, especially on the south end of the Halifax peninsula. Places like Cabin Coffee on Hollis or Uncommon Grounds in the Somerset building on South Park.

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01
Oct
Just what do boards do?

Just what do boards do?

The CEO and now the finance director of the IWK have both resigned. The former for running up circa $50K of what seem to be obviously inappropriate expense claims. The latter for helping to obscure the CEO’s apparent malfeasance.
This incident serves as a good opening to consider the role of boards in the governance of public institutions.

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01
Oct
The action at 2017 FIN

The action at 2017 FIN

If the Atlantic Film Festival, now known as FIN, were a sports franchise, 2017 might have been termed a rebuilding year.

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18
Sep
The rise of Trump Was it race or was it class?

The rise of Trump Was it race or was it class?

Rarely does a significant event in history have a single overriding cause. So it is with the emergence of Donald Trump.

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