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29
Apr
Up Close With Our National Flakes

Up Close With Our National Flakes

We were in the home stretch of Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau’s speech, I could feel it. But the thing you’re hoping for the most never quite comes fast enough, does it?
“I wanna tell you from the bottom of my heart, you can count on us,” Sophie, clad in a designer pantsuit that looks like it would pay my salary for a month or two, told the crowd.
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27
Apr
MacKay patriarch home for healing

MacKay patriarch home for healing

In the good news, if you will, out of Pictou County, we’re happy to report that after about five weeks in hospital, much of it spent in intensive care at the Halifax Infirmary, former Central Nova MP Elmer MacKay, 81, is back home.
A heart attack nearly did the Brian Mulroney- era cabinet minister in.
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27
Apr
Two little Tories on the way to Inverness

Two little Tories on the way to Inverness

It wasn’t so very long ago when, upon hearing that the Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness had fathered a child, the first question out of your mouth would be, “Who’s the mother?”
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27
Apr

Paying the piper...

Unsurprisingly the Liberal Party of Canada has not responded to my request for information regarding the cost of its recent Halifax shindig.
The folks at our bloated shiny new conference centre won’t tell me either, claiming privacy issues or something.
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27
Apr
Nightmare on Argyle Street

Nightmare on Argyle Street

It seems I’ve read more than one essay — or thinkpiece, if you will — about the contrasts between the governments of Justin Trudeau and Stephen McNeil as of late. Surely, there are, um, some slight differences between the federal Liberals and the Nova Scotia Liberals these days.
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