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Left and Leaving Halifax

It has not been a good year for those that sacrifice themselves to lead the energetic arts and culture sector in Halifax. There is a growing feeling, hovering somewhere between ennui and abject despair, and it is expressing itself throughout the province’s creative continuum. Halifax has never been an easy town to love if you are a creative person, or –more–

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In Health Care, Cost Isn’t Proof of High Quality – New York Times

…In a Pennsylvania government survey of the state’s 60 hospitals that perform heart bypass surgery, the best-paid hospital received nearly $100,000, on average, for the operation while the least-paid got less than $20,000. At both, patients had comparable lengths of stay and death rates. And among the 20 hospitals serving metropolitan Philadelphia, two of the highest paid actually had higher-than-expected –more–

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Nova Scotia Senators Email

If you want to email support for delaying the budget to the Senate (for the admittedly minor good it will do): Con Comeau, Gerald J. rattel@sen.parl.gc.ca Lib Cordy, Jane cordyj@sen.parl.gc.ca Lib Cowan, James cowanj@sen.parl.gc.ca Lib Mercer, Terry M. mercet@sen.parl.gc.ca Lib Moore, Wilfred P. moorew@sen.parl.gc.ca Con Oliver, Donald H. olived@sen.parl.gc.ca Lib Phalen, Gerald phaleg@sen.parl.gc.ca

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Casey offers a drop of water in Nova Scotia's political desert.

Yesterday Bill Casey, Nova Scotia’s most senior Tory MP, demonstrated a remarkable amount of guts by voting against his government’s own budget. As a result he is likely to be ejected from the government caucus today. The government has been spinning madly the last few days leading up to the vote, arguing that they are implementing “new phase” of the –more–

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