Tag: John Risley

Billionaire John Risley wants the government to get on with the job of twinning the highway to his mansion. Just don’t tax him to do it. I was scrolling/strolling/trolling through my weekend news feed recently when I stumbled upon this item from the Macdonald Notebook , a business-friendly news site run by former allnovascotia journalist […]

What began as an act of reconciliation with Canada’s indigenous peoples will likely end up as yet another “landmark” in the continuing process of corporate co-opting and colonialism. This column first appeared in the Halifax Examiner March 18, 2019. Last week, Clearwater Seafoods Inc. released a triumphant joint statement, announcing a 50-year partnership agreement with […]

So this is embarrassing. For whom? Well, it should be shame-making for everyone involved. Back in April, Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors approved a three per cent across-the-board tuition fee hike — even higher for students in engineering, pharmacy and agriculture — and squeezed faculty budgets to achieve its goal of a balanced budget. At […]