This week we interview Darious Mirshahi, an organizer with the Service Employees International Union, about his organization’s efforts to unionize Halifax janitors, baristas, and other front line workers. Also, we discuss the Halifax Examiner’s successful court action to unseal the search warrant that led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man in the FOIPOP security failure case.
This week we speak with Emma Halpern, the executive director of of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. Also, we shoot the shit about sewage, inform you about the lack of information, and blow smoke about cannabis legalization.
Lawyer Ben Perryman walks us through the fight to stop Abdoul Abdi’s deportation. Plus, we discuss why the judge who said “clearly a drunk can consent” was cleared of bias and misconduct, and the fine you could face if you buy pot from the kid next door.
Reporter Justin Brake talks about his decision to follow Muskrat Falls demonstrators onto private property. Plus, we discuss the janitors at Founders Square, complaints about regional councillors, backyard chickens and an arts hub on the waterfront.
In this dance-free episode, Hasmeet Singh Chandok explains what’s really happening with Maritime Bhangra. Plus, we discuss aioTV and its connection to Innovacorp, and the decision to delay the deportation hearing for Abdoul Abdi.
Dalhousie prof Carrie Dawson explains academic freedom and why you should care about it. Plus, we talk about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry and why the EMCAs pulled a nomination for Indigenous Artist of the Year.
Tim talks with Global political reporter Marieke Walsh, who's leaving Halifax for a new job with iPolitics in Toronto. And we discuss federal money for local news, councillor complaints and drinking on Argyle Street.
This week, we talk with Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler about all things transit. Also: Linda Pannozzo’s latest investigative piece about plans to pipe effluent from the Northern Pulp Mill into the Northumberland Strait, and Jennifer Henderson on the rights of people with mental disabilities.
This week, reporter Rick Grant talks about his investigation into the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia rail line, and what the deteriorating condition of the tracks means for the proposed Sydney container terminal.
This week we speak with Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, about the Northern Pulp Mill, provincial forestry practices, the threat to the Northumberland Strait lobster fishery, and what it’s like having a big corporation shut down your book signing. Also: what’s with the Jamie Baillie resignation?
Maybe you’re for the Willow Tree development, maybe you’re not. But it’s complicated so we asked reporters Jayde Tynes and Jacob Boon to explain what’s happening. Plus, we talk about Amazon, tolls on the Cobequid Pass and Abdoul Abdi.
Michael Pickup talks about his role as Nova Scotia’s auditor general and whether he overstepped his authority. Plus, we look at the case of Abdoul Abdi and the Nova Scotians named in the Paradise Papers.
Reporter Jennifer Henderson explains why Nova Scotia Power and Emera are facing questions about conflicts of interest. Plus, we talk about Lucasville and Hammonds Plains, flags at crosswalks, and a former firefighter’s allegations of systemic gender discrimination.
This week we learned the NSLC will have a monopoly on weed sales when cannabis is legalized next year. Carman Pirie, a partner in a marketing firm, shares his opinions. Plus, we talk about the Integrated Mobility Plan.
Economics prof Moshe Lander explains all of the parts that need to fit together for a CFL franchise to work in Halifax. Spoiler: Tim has doubts. Plus, we discuss the new convention centre and the Halifax Explosion.