Here's the story if you haven't heard it: the Dominion Bond Rating Service has lifted Nova Scotia's long-term credit to "A-High," the province's highest rating since the agency started measuring.
Nova Scotia politics
The NDP is in power in Nova Scotia today -- an extraordinary fact, if you think about it -- because of the ruinous track record of the two other parties going back to the 1970s.
Throughout his first mandate, Premier Dexter has embraced the Tony Blair inspired 'Third Way', by serving the interests of the corporate elite and the 1%.
The Ivany commission on the "new economy" has written up what it heard on the road in an interim report. In so doing, it has cleared much underbrush and roughed out a path forward.
The Nova Scotia NDP has got it only half-right and the prospects, according to the polls, are for minority government (of whatever party) and a return to political mayhem.
Open-pen salmon farming in Nova Scotia is barely set up, and already it's a disaster. The real failure is to have pushed a dirty, polluting version of salmon farming that is unsustainable.
I'm trying to figure out what we've got after the big forest conflagration as pulp mills go down at enormous public cost, ending with the province buying the Bowater lands in western Nova Scotia.
Recent polls indicate that Nova Scotia's NDP government is on the skids. If that's so, here's a view of the shoals ahead: at the next election we'll have a choice of three parties on the skids.
So where are we at with Darrell Dexter's NDP government in Nova Scotia, a year or less from the next election?
A spirited crowd celebrates May Day by marching down Halifax's Spring Garden Road earlier today.