No Second Class Citizens

Just short note today.  I wanted again go on record about how unacceptable it is that we have two classes of citizen in this country. Since 9/11, both the Liberal and Conservatives have been willing to have two types of citizens. One is white, possibly lapsed Christian or Jew, and enjoys full charter protections for their rights.  The other is black or Arab, possibly Muslim, and their protection under the charter has become optional. This is not acceptable. The return read more


Published! They took out the line about the editors house! They also spelled my name wrong, but they fixed the other minor spelling issues I noticed later, so good on them. (of = off, etc).

Glass houses, my Calgarian friends.

To the Editor, Calgary Herald, Regarding your editorial “Lighthouse shines beacon on culture of defeat.”  I imagine if the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site barn was falling down in Calgary your paper would be up in arms.  I imagine if chunks of concrete were falling off the Harry Hays Federal Building your paper would be up in arms.  I imagine if the home next door to your Editor and Chief was unpainted and decrepit that your editor would be read more

Today is a great day for Nova Scotia

The sun came up, the world did not end, the Nova Scotia NDP are in power. As my wife joked with her mum last night “Yes mom, the NDP are going to be the government, put Dad on a suicide watch.” All joking aside, for 25-30% of the province, the election of the NDP creates a deep personal conflict. In rural Nova Scotia, success and livelihoods have for too long been tied to the government in power handing out contracts read more

Education – the biggest crisis the next government will face.

I have tried to write some kind of editorial style blog post for days and days, and so far, no dice. I think I am so frustrated, angry and disappointed about the state of P-12 education in Nova Scotia that it is just to hard to boil it all down. Whoever wins the election on Tuesday is going to have to deal with the greatest crisis we have faced in decades. Education is failing across Nova Scotia. The public school read more