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Better Politics Awards 2016

The 2016 Better Politics Awards Keynote and Opening address are available to watch online.


The Springtide Better Politics Awards are a celebration of people who are making a positive impact on the state of democracy in Nova Scotia. Through their actions as politicians, public figures and community leaders, the individuals we celebrate fill us with hope for the future of politics and democracy in Nova Scotia.

2016’s keynote speaker was Kevin Page. Mr. Page served as Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer, from 2008 to 2013. He currently holds the Jean Luc Pepin Research Chair at the University of Ottawa and is the author of Unaccountable: Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill.


Better Politics (2016) Keynote Speaker - Kevin Page

Former parliamentary budget officer, Kevin Page, speaking at this year's Better Politics Awards in Halifax.


Better Politics (2016) - Mark Coffin

Springtide Executive Director, Mark Coffin, shares some remarks about democracy, the need for better politics, and the nominees work in politics in Nova Scotia.

For more information on nominees and award recipients from 2016 please visit: