Tag Archive | government spending

Some Sober Second Thoughts on Senate Reform

Some Sober Second Thoughts on Senate Reform by Andreas Korfmann When governments propose changes to the way we do things, we as voters tend to examine and challenge their ideas in order to determine whether or not they are acting in our best interest. This is democracy at its finest. So why is it that […]

Which university would you like to close?

by Charles Cirtwill  The Dalhousie Senate has given students the day off today, 2 February 2011 (well, they gave them academic immunity, so if they skip class they don’t get penalized). They gave them the day off so they can gather together and storm the Nova Scotia legislature and demand more money for Dalhousie. The Dalhousie […]

Lots more savings to be had! An addendum to the previous open letter on education.

more cuts can be safely made – and not just in education

There IS room to cut responsibly in education

A letter to the Ministers of Education and Finance, outlining the basis for reasonable, sustainable, and non-cataclysmic cuts in spendign and staffing in education.

Another Casualty of Government Stewardship

Guest blog by David Gingras The situation brewing at Moncton High School is going to have a ripple effect throughout the province as New Brunswick taxpayers face the possibility of repairing the building as opposed to constructing a new one. The debate over which option to choose will not remain within the boundaries of the […]

New Developments on the Convention Centre

by John Kennedy A few months ago, I blogged about the problems that would accompany the development of a new convention centre in downtown Halifax.  Convention centres, at least in my lifetime, have been very hit-and-miss, but this may be one of the biggest misses yet.  I hadn’t heard anything more about the project until […]

Common sense about universities in Nova Scotia

By: Charles Cirtwill Finally, someone is talking sense about Nova Scotia’s university system. Dr. Tim O’Neill’s report on the future prospects of the university system makes for some grim reading. He highlights projections we have all seen before: fewer potential students this year, next year and every year for the foreseeable future; peak enrolment many […]