Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he loves it.
Grits see convention weekend as "launching pad" for 2019.
Nova Scotia took a big step toward reclaiming their province. The much-preferred option would have been to see the government of Stephen McNeil defeated or reduced to a minority, but cutting his Liberal Party to a razor-thin, one-seat majority will force it to listen more closely to the needs and wants of the people.
Reading between the lines of its public messaging, the McNeil Liberals seem to think that budgetary deficits hamper economic growth, that the provincial debt-load will crush future generations of Nova Scotians and that one potent method of slaying the deficit is to freeze public sector employee compensation. Is this true?
Move over, Dwight Ball.
Meanwhile, Brad Wall remains Canada's most popular premier.
The problem with establishing a Federal Cannabis Tax Fund is that somebody needs to ask for it, now, before the legislation is drafted. Mayors and councils across Canada may be reluctant to raise this publicly while marijuana is still illegal and because there is no formal recognition of municipal governments in our constitution.
Brian Gallant and Stephen McNeil see fortunes rise after win by federal Liberals.
Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau may want to be seen with some of these folks. Others? Not so much.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is still the most popular provincial leader in the country, a new poll suggests. But the latest
The provincial leaders voted most and least popular in a new Angus Reid survey should come as no surprise. Saskatchewan Premier
How did Canada's 20 premiers and opposition leaders fare in 2013? Below, their report cards. (A+) One provincial leader gets
If an election were held today in the four Atlantic provinces, Liberals would win landslide victories in all of them, ousting
With the defeat of the NDP government of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter on Tuesday, the number of provinces ruled by Canada's New Democrats now consists entirely of lonely Manitoba. The unfair reality remains that by virtue of their party's radical anti-capitalist past and confused kinda-socialist-kinda-not present, New Democrats automatically carry the heavy burden of being persistently least-trusted by the general public to run a modern, free-market economy.
Like Bob Rae's accidental NDP government in Ontario that was also soundly rejected by Ontarians in 1995, the NDP in Nova Scotia became a government that was arrogant and incompetent. This was even truer when it came to justice and equality issues, particularly its treatment of children of African ancestry at a Dartmouth orphanage who have for years alleged sexual and physical abuse.
Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia's premier-designate, is a tall man. We're talking NBA tall, folks. The 48-year-old apparently
Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil may be hoping a "bromance" with federal Grit Leader Justin Trudeau can give him
The year 2013 might be setting up to be a very bad one for provincial New Democrats, as a new poll shows Darrell Dexter’s
An election looms in Nova Scotia and Darrell Dexter’s NDP government is on the ropes. But, is it poised for a comeback? A