FACT CHECK – how do Nova Scotia education funding and teacher student ratios rate nationally?

One of my frequent posters and I have been arguing about “selective use of facts” so I went looking for better facts, facts that are inarguable and impartial.

Facts are actually not hard to come by. Three google searches found this page – Summary Public School Indicators for Canada, the


The Music Is So Damn Beautiful

I gave this speech at the Lockeport Fire Hall this past summer, on Saturday, July 25 2009 to be precise. I called it “The Music Is So Damn Beautiful.” I think it went okay, I wish I had had time to practice it more, but I had a couple people


High Crimes, a remedial review.

In these troubled times, where bribery and corruption in Ottawa leads the front pages of newspapers from coast to coast, I felt it was time to do some remedial reading, as it were.  Let us review how one can be found guilty of hgih crimes.

Wikipeda defines high crimes thusly:  …


On the very verge of long term planning?

There is a great article in today’s Herald about the increase in average age of Nova Scotia’s infrastructure.

The article, here (until the Herald hides it after a week,) says that Nova Scotia has the oldest infrastructure in Canada with an average age of “18 years in 2007 —


Canada's income advance tops U.S. | TheStar.com

OTTAWA–Income per capita grew significantly faster in Canada than it did in the United States between 2000 and 2006.

Statistics Canada reported that real income per capita in the United States rose 9.1 per cent, while in Canada real income per capita grew 15.5 per cent, nearly two-thirds faster.

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