God Damn the "New Government of Canada"

Here comes the new boss… same as the old boss.

From: Waye Mason [mailto:waye@halifaxpopexplosion.com] Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 1:26 PM
To: Stephanie Domet; Phlis McGregor; Stewart Young; Carmine Klassen; Steven Cooke; Dean Lisk; Stephen Claire; Tara Thorn; alexa@hfx.eastlink.ca; Dawn Marie Sloane; Peter Kelly; Leonard Preyra; Maureen MacDonald; mikesavage@ns.aliantzinc.ca; sgee@hfxnews.ca; asmith@herald.ca; Steve Maher
Cc: mackay.p@parl.gc.ca
Subject: Summer Student Program
Importance: High

Hi there folks.

Please forward this email to whomever should be aware of our small part in this ridiculous summer employment issue.

The Halifax Pop ExplosionAssociation applied for 2 student summer grants this year. One was our Showcase Coordinator, a college student position that we have had for the last two years. One was for a Summer Activities Coordinator, aimed at a high school student.

Showcase was going to be the same gig as Ben Pearlman filled the last two years. He is now in Toronto having graduated King’s and works FULL TIME in the music industry at Against the Grain Concerts.

Summer Activities was targeted at an African Nova Scotian high school student, in order to have that student be mentored by our ANS Advisory Committee, and for that student to help organize and run the North End Community Fair stage here on Gottingen.

Did I mention that our office is in the heart of the ‘hood? That we are a part of the North End community?

With this in mind, Service Canada says the program exists for the following reasons:

1emphasis on creating skills that get them full time employment
2 emphasis on low income areas
3 emphasis on minorities

We meet all three criteria. We scored 22 out of 70. We did not get the grants.

I am more than happy to talk about this on the record.

I have attached the job descriptions we submitted for your records.