Author Archives: gregbeau

Not a Hangover, But a Headache

On January 14th, the Chronicle-Herald published the latest from columnist Bill Black, entitled “Drinking local — this party comes with a hangover”, in which he attempts to outline how preferential treatment provided to local producers costs the Province of Nova … Continue reading

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How I Didn’t Get To Meet Arnold Palmer

I was born in 1956 and Arnold Palmer won his first PGA Tour event – The Canadian Open – in 1955, so much of his success came before I was even aware of golf. In our home we got a … Continue reading

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Deputy Dawgs

  A discussion on Twitter yesterday morning about how Deputy Ministers get appointed reminded me of my experience working for the provincial government over the years and interacting with Deputies. That discussion was about whether they have to apply and … Continue reading

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Judging the New Canadians

The world needs another whisky blogger like it needs more greenhouse gases, so the whisky world need not worry, as I have no intention of writing about it on a regular basis. But I like whisky, especially Scotch and Canadian … Continue reading

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The Best Cat Ever

The Internet needs another item about cats the way I need another 20 pounds, but I’m going to add to that list anyway. This is a therapeutic effort for me as much as anything, so I beg your indulgence. Continue … Continue reading

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Clear As Mud

Back when I was a young teenager growing up I didn’t pay much attention to politicians unless they became the subject for comedians and entertainers. That’s when I began to associate U.S. President Richard Nixon with the line “Let me … Continue reading

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Government, Business, and Hit and Run Politics

When the Hamm government was elected in 1999, one of the 150 or so promises in their platform was to get Nova Scotia out of the liquor retailing business. That platform was one that I doubt they ever thought they … Continue reading

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