ISSUES: What happens when “mainlanders” have power over the fishing community?

It seems strange, but I remember when “unemployment” was introduced into the fishing communities of the Bay of Fundy. At that time, the storekeepers and family processors kept folks going through the winter if they had a bad season. For … Continue reading

OPINION: The real culture of dependency: In defence of Atlantic Canada

BY KAREN FOSTER BRIAN FOSTER | MAY 31, 2012 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2012/05/real-culture-dependency-defence-atlantic-canada “Is the EI system making it more attractive to not work?” That’s the (attempt at) thought-provoking (or fire-stoking) title of a recentNational Post piece, written in the aftermath of Jim Flaherty‘s intellectually lazy and socially … Continue reading

POLITICS: New EI Rules expected to impact farmers and fishermen.

May 25, 2012 – 4:11am BY SELENA ROSS David Tupper, the co-owner of Dasygale Farm and Vineyard in Middleton, agrees with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley on some things. It would be nice to see Nova Scotians dropping off their resumes … Continue reading