Adequately funded public schools perform as well as private schools. I wonder how Nova Scotia’s least funded in North America public school system would stack up?
Note: This article was published in the September 25, 2006 issue of the Chronicle Herald on the Op/Ed page. As the mud on the North Common slowly dries under the warm fall sun, you can hear the whirling sound of government, industry and media spinning rapidly and heartily. They spin to ensure that the only message heard after the Rolling Stones concert is overwhelmingly, ridiculously positive. On the face of it, the concert was a success. – read more –
BUSINESS CLIMATE INDEX: PROVINCE 20002001 Alberta 2nd 1st Ontario 1st 2nd Nova Scotia 4th 3rd British Columbia 3rd 4th Quebec 5th 5th Manitoba 6th 6th Prince Edward Island 9th 7th New Brunswick 7th 8th Newfoundland & Labrador 8th 9th Saskatchewan 10th 10th Only 2000 and 2001 statistics are used to determine rankings.
My father was in the Navy, and his career bounced us from Ottawa, to Halifax, to Toronto, back and forth, for years, and then later, to Norfolk and London, England. While I spent half my youth living in Dartmouth, I spent the other half being conditioned by my mother to love Nova Scotia and miss home when we lived away.