Freeland visits Michelin to talk trades

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, visited the Granton Michelin location last week as part of her tour of speaking to businesses and workers that will be affected by her recent trade deal. Freeland, a writer, journalist and politician, recently finished negotiating what is being called the new NAFTA deal between Canada, the United...

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Buoyant support for Fraser’s nomination

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Sean Fraser has received strong support for his bid to retain the riding of Central Nova for the governing Liberals in the next federal election. About 300 mainly partisan supporters loudly endorsed his candidacy during a rally at East Pictou Middle School that featured as guest speaker Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland....

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Cabinet changes, deputy appointed

Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to the Executive Council (cabinet) today, July 5. Chuck Porter, MLA for Hants West, joins the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, has been appointed Minister of Energy and Mines. The geoscience and mining division of the former Department of Natural Resources will transfer...

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining...

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Growing opposition to Liberal education reforms

HALIFAX – With the announcement of the results of yesterday’s vote, Nova Scotia teachers have clearly added their voice to those who have lost confidence in the McNeil government’s approach to the education system. “We would not be in the current situation had the Liberal government not insisted on moving forward with these dramatic changes...

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Bill 75 passes

It was history in the making: a controversial bill has been passed into law. Bill 75, the piece of legislation imposing a contract on more than 9,000 teachers across the province, passed its third and final reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature on Tuesday. It did not go quietly: teachers and supporters protested outside Province...

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Need for doctors in Pictou County is real

To the Editor: Pictou County needs more doctors. Do I sound like a broken record yet? Maybe to the governing Liberals I do, however, the need for more doctors is real. In actuality, the need is greater than I thought. Recently in the Legislature, I had the opportunity to question the Minster of Health regarding...

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Premier blocks return to bargaining table

To the Editor: In 2013, the McNeil Liberals campaigned on investing in education. Move ahead three years and Nova Scotia is facing the first teacher’s strike in the history of this province. I continue to believe that if government engages and listens to classroom teachers, this will give our students the best opportunity for success....

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Time to talk about what can and should be done

To the Editor: The curtain has fallen on the fall session of the legislature.  At just 18 “sitting” days, this is one of the shortest fall sessions in the history of fall sessions in a legislature that is almost 200 years old. This should have been the time that the McNeil Liberals brought in important...

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Many changes made in a year

To the Editor: One year ago we watched with excitement as Canadians went to the polls and elected a new Liberal Government. I was humbled by the trust that you placed in me and I have been working tirelessly during my first year in office to live up to the high expectations we set for...

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