Nova Scotia Tax Review: Eroding Tax Fairness

The Nova Scotia Tax Review released today lacks an analysis of the impact its tax changes will have on Nova Scotians. Who would benefit? A simple distributional analysis of different income groups would give us some information. Not available. (Informative to check out the analysis we did for the Hamm…
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Halifax Convention Centre Myth-Busting

On Tuesday, April 29 at Halifax City Hall, the Mayor and Council will (perhaps for the last time) hear from the public and debate the merits of supporting the construction of the proposed new downtown Halifax convention centre. Before the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia, and HRM give at least…
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Nova Scotia Nurses are Pulling the Red Cord

Nurses in Nova Scotia are on the picket lines today in a legal strike. They are expected to be out until the government passes essential services legislation. Bill 37, Essential Health and Community Services Act, is a sly attempt to achieve two things: Effectively remove the right to strike (the…
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Nova Scotia: We Have Everything We Need to Succeed

Preamble: The concluding piece in this year’s Alternative Provincial Budget for Nova Scotia is written by Larry Haiven, who is Professor of Management, Saint Mary’s University. He has been involved in the alternative budgets for at least a decade. Larry wrote this when the Alternative Budget Working Group expressed dismay…
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