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MacPolitics: Truro Tory Contender Dave Ritcey On Northern Pulp Closure

MacPolitics: Truro Tory Contender Dave Ritcey On Northern Pulp Closure

By Andrew Macdonald

One issue in the approaching provincial byelection in Truro could be the closure of the Northern Pulp mill and loss of 300 jobs in neighbouring Pictou County,

That mill closure, part of a $2 billion provincial forestry sector, comes after the Liberal government — with the backing of all 52 MLAs, including Tory leader Tim Houston and NDP leader Gary Burrill — endorsed setting a January 2020 deadline to stop effluent from being dumped into Boat Harbour.

In Truro, a sizeable lumber mill operates by the Irving empire, and Truro’s economy which includes selling product from its plethora of big car dealerships to forestry workers, will most certainly be negatively impacted.

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MacPolitics: Chester Municipal Politico Danielle Barkhouse To Seek Tory Nod In Chester-St. Margaret’s For Team Houston

MacPolitics: Chester Municipal Politico Danielle Barkhouse To Seek Tory Nod In Chester-St. Margaret’s For Team Houston

By Andrew Macdonald

MacPolitics: Danielle Barkhouse To Seek Tory Nod in Chester-St. Margaret’s

One term Chester Municipal Politico Danielle Barkhouse is going to seek the NS PC party nod in the next provincial election.

She will likely win the nod and then square off against incument Liberal MLA Hugh MacKay.

With some political intrigue for Chester-St.Margaret’s Bay Denise Peterson Rafuse has recently announced on her social media pages she will contest the future NDP nod in that riding.

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MacPolitics: Bill Casey Compares Brian Mulroney’s Approach To Environment & Andrew Scheer’s Approach

MacPolitics: Bill Casey Compares Brian Mulroney’s Approach To Environment & Andrew Scheer’s Approach

Now retired politico Bill Casey began his political career in 1988, when he was elected as a PC MP from Cumberland Colchester.

That year, he joined the Tory Brian Mulroney government as a backbencher.

He later served under Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, until he quit the Harper regime, over that government’s refusal to honor the Atlantic Offshore Accord, which gave immense benefits to Nova Scotia.

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MacPolitics: Remembering When Peter MacKay Quietly Backed Erin O’ Toole’s 2017 Conservative Leadership Bid

MacPolitics: Remembering When Peter MacKay Quietly Backed Erin O’ Toole’s 2017 Conservative Leadership Bid

MacPolitics: When Peter MacKay Quietly Backed Erin O’Toole

Back during the 2017 federal Conservative leadership race, I carried a news scoop in The Notebook, relying on well placed sources in Ottawa, who suggested Tory political giant, Peter MacKay had privately supported O’Toole’s run.

O’Toole came third in that race – and now is gunning for the current Conservative leadership, in a race that pits him against MacKay.

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Exclusive: Mayor Mike Savage: ‘I want to Grow The City of Halifax, But Not At The Detriment Of Rural Nova Scotia’

Exclusive: Mayor Mike Savage: ‘I want to Grow The City of Halifax, But Not At The Detriment Of Rural Nova Scotia’

Topic: Mayor Mike Savage Wants to grow Halifax – But Not At Expense of Rural Nova Scotia

On Sunday, I carried a news article in The Notebook with a headline: Tale Of Two Economies: There’s Halifax & Then There is Rural Nova Scotia.

It was a follow up article to my Saturday exclusive news article reporting the Halifax economy is firing on all factors – robust activity not seen in the city since the Post War Boom Era.

Last year, a record 8, 400 international immigrants moved to Nova Scotia – and the bulk moved to the city, while Halifax also benefited from 1,000 people in rural Nova Scotia moving to Halifax.

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The Tale Of Two Economies: There is Halifax & Then There Is Rural Nova Scotia

The Tale Of Two Economies: There is Halifax & Then There Is Rural Nova Scotia

The Tale Of Two Economies: There’s Halifax & Then There is Rural Nova Scotia

On Saturday, The Notebook carried an exclusive news story noting the performance of the Halifax economy in our modern times, has not seen so much robust activity since the Post War Era Boom.

Today, the city’s economy is firing on all clyinders, but what about the rural Nova Scotia economy, where hald the circa one million Nova Scotia population live.

Strong factors for Halifax include new residents. Last year, the bulk of the 5,400 new immigrants to NS, relocated to Halifax.

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