The numbers tell the tale.
Ah, language — I spend most of my days wrapped up in it, struggling to find the best way to communicate. Trying to find a lexicon plain enough to be widely understood, yet particular and detailed enough to make subtle, careful distinctions between things.
Across the Atlantic provinces, we’re familiar with the occasional bout of unpredictable and violent weather. The question, sometimes, seems more like, “whose turn is it this time?” than anything else.
For days, while a trio of Muskrat Falls protesters sat in jail, there was a public call for Premier Dwight Ball or Justice Minister Andrew Parsons to step in and release them. Five federal senators joined the fray, calling on the province to release the protesters.
But the provincial politicians didn’t, and in fact, they couldn’t.
Some things just don’t add up.
This week, the Canadian Centre for Health Information complied information for CBC News that spells out that provincial governments in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador spent $52 million on opioid prescriptions in the five years between 2010 and 2015.
As most readers probably know, today (May 9) is the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine explosion in Plymouth, Pictou Co., in which 26 men were killed.