I will be back in two weeks with new op/eds and posts and stuff. Have a good Canada Day weekend and all that!

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 as the bureaucrats call them, “cultural worker.” The city and the province it is capital of have never had particularly read more updated

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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 death rates, the survey found. Hospitals say there are numerous reasons for some of the high payments, including the fact read more

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. Lib Cordy, Jane Lib Cowan, James Lib Mercer, Terry M. Lib Moore, Wilfred P. Con Oliver, Donald H. Lib Phalen, Gerald