Highlights from the Ontario Superior Court’s decision to strike down bill to downsize Toronto...

The Ford Government's bill to downsize city council mid-election was ruled unconstitutional by Superior Court Justice Edward P. Belobaba.

How to find political power in Nova Scotia if you’re not an Archibald

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM I’m a young mixed-race woman, raised by a single, immigrant mother. Statistically, the chances of me (or her) walking into the legislature...

If you lost your cool at Province House, would you be blamed, charged or...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM In May of 2013 — four years ago this month — then-NDP MLA Percy Paris was arrested for assaulting Keith Colwell, a...

Percy Paris and the pressures of being the only black MLA in Nova Scotia’s...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM ‘Here I was, the only African-Nova Scotian in the House and I’d be asking questions to the minister of African Nova Scotian...

Wayne Adams’ term in the white House took strange turns at times

By MARK COFFIN and SANDRA HANNEBOHM “I remember being told by a former MLA, ‘When you get elected, Adams, you'll notice that all your enemies are...

The pitfalls of calling your MLA about the potholes

By LOUISE COCKRAM In the same way that trivial calls to 911 might hinder help to people in dire emergencies, calls to MLAs that focus...

The reality of road fixing — and fixation — for MLAs in nova scotia

By LOUISE COCKRAM "In the views of your constituents, that road is the most important thing in their lives. They don't care about what you're...

The MLA who paved the way for Christmas trees

By MARK COFFIN Pam Birdsall’s story wasn’t the typical ‘vote for my party and I’ll pave your road’ kind of tale. It falls in the category...

In Nova Scotia, roads rule while other issues fail to get traction

In Nova Scotia, roads connect us. With our resource economy, roads have been essential for taking goods from sellers to buyers. They are how...

Political teamwork translates into speaking up privately

 By MARK COFFIN with LOUISE COCKRAM “Close the door.” Depending on who says those words, they can invoke feelings of fear or excitement. If it’s the supervisor you...