Politics

Living in a PC District Under Liberal Majority

Living in a PC District Under Liberal Majority

I helped Michel Samson with graphics in the final days of his campaign. I questioned whether the provincial government would be able to listen to the concerns of constituents. I never questioned whether Michel was the right man for the job. Even as I tried […]

Party Lines in the Nova Scotia Election

Party Lines in the Nova Scotia Election

The Nova Scotia election is here, and as McNeil makes election promises, I carefully consider my options. As a political science student, I have been taught about the Canadian government from the ground up. I have also been told time and time again that my […]

Before Arguing for Animal Rights, Learn What You’re Talking About

Before Arguing for Animal Rights, Learn What You’re Talking About

Recently the Truro Daily News published a piece that aims to ‘shed light’ on the issues of animal rights. It seems that radical Vegan movements that are most commonly found in larger cities has finally made its way to the more traditional landscape of Nova […]

Port Hawkesbury, “Opportunity Awaits” Those Who Leave

Port Hawkesbury, “Opportunity Awaits” Those Who Leave

Port Hawkesbury’s town council decided, despite public condemnation, to enact vendor prices that are the highest in the country. I am not shocked. I am not surprised. Why? Because this problem has not come out of thin air. It is merely the side-effect of roots […]

The Port Hawkesbury Council Reminds Me That Politics Transcends Borders and Power Levels

The Port Hawkesbury Council Reminds Me That Politics Transcends Borders and Power Levels

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia is a quiet town near the edge of Cape Breton Island. Commerce, like many small towns across the US and Canada, is basically stagnant.   With the American election at the forefront of every discussion on the media I have had […]

Dear Port Hawkesbury Council: You Need To Quit

Dear Port Hawkesbury Council: You Need To Quit

I want to write something polite and respectful to the council of Port Hawkesbury. I want to write about how despite some bad proposals, the town really has been trying. I can’t. The town has been in rapid decline. I guess you could say that […]

Sexism At The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Sexism At The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

I am a 22 year old Political Science student at St. Thomas University (in Fredericton). Last night, I decided to watch my father play hockey at your Civic Centre. He has been playing hockey in your arena for years. Since my father is 51, and […]

They All Suck

They All Suck

         NOTE: this was written when I was still in high school. For some reason I love it… Anyways, there’s probably some stuff that I don’t agree with anymore. I’m not going to edit it. There’s a certain level of innocence I’d like to preserve here. […]

Another Angry Letter: To Dawn Russell (The University Chapel)

I read a news article that said that St. Thomas (my school) was considering moving the university chapel to another location on campus. I could rant on and on about how I feel about this but instead, I’ll show you the letter I’m sending to […]

Hungry.

Hungry.

I didn’t mean to write this post. It started the way a lot of my ideas do. I was watching documentaries about food. My reason was simple: I want to be healthier. I plan on shopping at the farmer’s market and trying to avoid anything […]