Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

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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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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Who Do You Trust? The Broten Report and the Sad State of Provincial Finances

This week, the Province released the Nova Scotia Tax and Regulatory Review report, produced by Laurel Broten following a consultation process of several months. While the consultation was not on the scale of Graham Steele’s “Back to Balance” tour in … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Politics – and what I learned about Graham Steele

Graham Steele was my Minister from the time he was sworn in after the 2009 election up to the day he resigned in 2012. Of course I was familiar with him prior to that from his time in opposition and … Continue reading

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Bamboozled

Over the past 7 years, Nova Scotia has been at the leading edge of a movement attacking the use of alcohol, under the guise of a public health initiative. Unfortunately, the reports used in this attack are inaccurate at best … Continue reading

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Pop Goes the FOI

This week, the Province of Nova Scotia appointed a new Freedom of Information (FOI) review officer, Catherine Tully. The press duly reported this news, which seemed to cause some among them to do some supplemental work about the state of … Continue reading

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