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OPINION: Sticking to Trudeau-nomics will be ruinous in wake of Trump-quake

OPINION: Sticking to Trudeau-nomics will be ruinous in wake of Trump-quake

Trump wants more fracking, a key contributor to jobs in some of the country's poorest states. Meanwhile, the Canadian federal government continues to hand some $18 billion per year in equalization payments to the four so-called 'have not' provinces that have banned fracking ... Equalization payments to the four frack-shunning provinces will start a precipitous drop at the same time as Trump-quake takes its toll on Canada's economy.
OPINION: For teachers, collective bargaining plays corrective role in marketplace

OPINION: For teachers, collective bargaining plays corrective role in marketplace

The market for teachers is anything but competitive. Rather, it is a classic example of a monopsony — a labour market with a single employer (in this case, the province). Facing no competition, monopsonies can drive their employees’ wages considerably below their productive value. What protects workers from this? Collective bargaining.
COMMENTARY: Fast-food empires scramble to capitalize on all-day breakfast surge

COMMENTARY: Fast-food empires scramble to capitalize on all-day breakfast surge

The blurring of time divisions between meals is becoming more obvious as millennials start to gain a hold in the marketplace. Most boomers still prefer to eat breakfast at home. Millennials, on the other hand, eat on the go. The ever-complicated morning rush is disrupting market rules and forcing the food industry to revise its approach to serving breakfast.
OPINION: Could the popularity of halal food help curtail Islamophobia?

OPINION: Could the popularity of halal food help curtail Islamophobia?

As the number of hate crimes directed at Muslims increases at an alarming rate, sales of food prepared in accordance with Islamic law are rising by 15 per cent a year, on average. In Canada, halal food sales now exceed $1 billion — and that will likely continue to grow rapidly.
Sydney business transforms antiquated fur coats into family heirlooms

Sydney business transforms antiquated fur coats into family heirlooms

Sydney man follows in grandmother's footsteps by giving new purpose to old fur with online shop In Hattie's Attic.
OPINION: Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications

OPINION: Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications

Many Canadians can’t afford the medications their doctors prescribe for them — as many as one in five, according to a national poll — and some might even be skipping them altogether, with possible catastrophic health consequences. So saving even a few bucks per prescription could add up to big savings over time.
Nova Scotia's construction industry to face challenges as 8,000 workers set to retire over next 10 years

Nova Scotia's construction industry to face challenges as 8,000 workers set to retire over next 10 years

The loss of those workers combined with fewer young people available to fill the vacant spots will make it difficult to maintain a skilled workforce of sufficient size, says a spokeswoman for BuildForce Canada.
Nova Scotia leads country in 2016 wind projects, says industry group

Nova Scotia leads country in 2016 wind projects, says industry group

Nova Scotia installed more wind energy projects than any other province in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Sipekne'katik band wins Alton Gas appeal against province

Sipekne'katik band wins Alton Gas appeal against province

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision says the province proceeded unfairly in dismissing the band's appeal of the project's approval.
OPINION: Affordable urban housing a marketable asset for Atlantic Canada

OPINION: Affordable urban housing a marketable asset for Atlantic Canada

In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada's situation is enviable. This is a big advantage ... It is a great enticement to young people — either those already here or those who might come — that the Atlantic region is an affordable place to live. If the provinces can market themselves as a good place to settle down, buy a home and start a family, the results will impress.