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Russell Wangersky: Read the fine print before taking this Oath
VIBERT: Liberals are worried about re-election complacency
Russell Wangersky: Science worth chewing on
Russell Wangersky: Convenience vs. security in the internet of things
JIM VIBERT: Opposition leader Karla MacFarlane is the surprise of the session
Information breach fallout offers multiple choices
Russell Wangersky: Equal rights for all?
I’m not a lawyer. That’s pretty obvious. But I read legal decisions, follow cases through the courts, and watch an ever-growing movement that’s seeing corporations, unions and governments gain ever-more prominence in court cases ...
Russell Wangersky: Facebook’s using you
It’s something everyone should have realized a long time ago: despite all its cheap talk about friends and friendship, Facebook is not your friend. Russell Wangersky And it never was. It’s a business, a business ...
Russell Wangersky: Code and conduct
Maybe it’s a solution, or maybe it’s a whole different kind of problem. Russell Wangersky Bill C-51, which focuses on a bunch of different issues in the Criminal Code (including, oddly, the removal of “crime comics” ...
Pot law prepares NS for the unknown
Some say it’s been too long coming, others that it should never come at all, but legal cannabis is just months away, and the legal framework arrived in the Nova Scotia legislature Tuesday albeit with the acknowledgement that it’s a work ...
Russell Wangersky: Satisfaction, one chore at a time
It’s close enough to spring to have a “to do” list now: expand the vegetable garden, paint, repair and re-roof the shed, put in firewood for next winter. Rebuild the shed chimney, where, years ago, previous ...
A land rush at the end of the line
If, as some claim, one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, we can take some comfort that, with apologies to Paul Simon, Nova Scotia is still crazy after all these years. This is the ...
VIBERT: Spending spree was the obvious political choice
Who hasn’t imagined coming into a great wad of cash and how to spend it? The fantasy becomes reality with all the regularity of lightening striking the same guy twice, but most folks fancy buying stuff rather than salting the bundle away for ...
VIBERT: Democratic deficit in a brave new world
It wasn’t a good week for Nova Scotia. The province killed off another level of government, and the only discernable reason was that Stephen McNeil’s Liberals believe bureaucrats make better decisions than Nova Scotians elected to ...
Russell Wangersky: Legal interests rising in bread suit
Russell Wangersky There's a lot of bread in bread. Loblaws has started sending the $25 gift cards it promised to partially recompense customers for the company’s role in fixing the price of store-bought bread. Not ...
VIBERT: Will talented newcomers challenge the old order?
Of 11 first-time MLAs elected last May eight are women and they are, far and away, the best thing to come of Nova Scotia’s most recent general election. The compliment is gratuitous and worth what it cost, but among this class may be the ...