The Slashing: who it helps and who it hurts

There are so many things wrong with a recent analysis of the film tax credit cut (henceforth referred to as “the Slashing”) on New Start Nova Scotia, a website that says it is a platform for public policy advocacy, that it’s hard to know where to start. “Current...

The Care and Feeding of Canadian Driveways

Congratulations! You’ve met a beautiful Canadian person, you got married, your immigration status is no longer iffy, you’ve found a sweet little house tucked back in the woods, and your mortgage application has been approved. It’s all the romance of...

The Inconsistent Gardener

February is the month when I begin to look once again with longing at the garden below the house and wonder what kind of horticultural nonsense I’m going to get up to this year. I seem to have a short memory. Every year I conveniently forget how fed up I became...

Life in Nova Scotia

Having had quite enough of life in the city, my wife and I decided about twelve years ago to move to Nova Scotia, which we’d discovered for ourselves on a car trip to eastern Canada in 2000. When I was a boy, my family often made the long drive to New England to...