LTE: Poor Optics

Letter to the EditorContributed by Karen SchlickThe Chronicle HeraldJuly 11, 2021 What is wrong with this picture? The former premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, accepts an offer from the law firm Cox and Palmer to be a “strategic advisor.” Congratulations, Mr. McNeil! Coincidentally, what law firm is representing American Read more…

LTE: Revolving Door

Contributed by Gillian Thomas
July 3, 2021
The Chronicle Herald

Originally published here>

Jim Vibert’s column (June 16, “Freedom of Information: Premier’s Response Hard to Swallow“) is a reminder that much needs to be done to free Nova Scotia politics from its unsavoury past.

A decade ago, in the wake of the M.L.A expense scandal, The Globe and Mail observed that, “ Nova Scotia was once known as a province where vote-buying and personal enrichment by politicians was accepted, even expected.” In the same article, Herald columnist Ralph Surette suggested that his home province was not necessarily more corrupt than other provinces but that “it hung on longer and was deeper here.”

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