Letter to IPOANS regarding rental registry and minimum standards

Jeremy Jackson, President
Independent Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia
211 Horseshoe Lake Drive – Suite 112
Halifax, NS      B3S 0B9

March 14, 2023

Dear Jeremy,

Thank you for meeting with me a few weeks ago to have a good clearing the decks conversation about IPOANS concerns regarding the proposed …

Report Card 2022

In the 2020 election, I made 19 promises, and two years into our term 13 were complete, 4 are underway, 1 is incomplete and 1 will, frustratingly, not be met.

Of the 3 that are underway, 2 should be in the next two years, and one, “addressing issues of systemic …

Point Pleasant Park – Storm Damage September 1 2022


To bike lane or not to bike lane, is that really the question? How we will get around in the future in HRM.

I get a lot of thoughtful letters from folks concerned about traffic and how the city.  Some folks don’t see the point of bike lanes or bus lanes when traffic is “already bad”.   Some people are justifiably worried about the impact of a project, like the recent Brunswick Street complete

How HRM sets the tax rate – focus on the average impact

The short version

Every year most folks (including a lot of the media) become convinced Council is taking both the increase in assessment and then increasing the tax rate on top of that.

In plain English, HRM sets a target for the average tax bill increase, not the rate increase