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Top (Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert welcomes Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice Adm. Mark Norman for an office call at the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Julianne F. Metzger/Released)
Bottom: Bottom: MS Asterix naval replenishment ship, post-conversion.

Vice-Admiral Norman/NSS Timeline 2004-2019

June 15, 2022 at 12:32 pm

Editor’s Note: I’ve added new items to the timeline below, but my real update can be found in this new article, for which I’ve written a new introduction. Rather than repeat myself, I thought I’d let the old intro stand because it still serves a purpose: it explains why IRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 14, 2022 at 9:29 am

CUSCFAOWEABL I started talking back to the computer pretty much from the jump during Episode Nine of Annette Verschuren’s never-ending podcast series, Bet On Me — this one bearing the catchy title: Leading and Living with Purpose: Exploring equity and inclusion with Deborah Gillis, CEO of CAMH Foundation. It startedRead More

Clockwise from upper left: Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh, Erin O'Toole, Annamie Paul, Maxime Bernier, Yves-François Blanchet

Canada’s ‘Small World’ Election

October 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

The Known World how can something known become unknown in so little time Mi’kmaw poet Shalan Joudry   Which is in worse shape, the form or content of Canadian federal democracy? The shape it takes is doubly deformed, for while all ‘first-past-the-post’ systems are unfair, guaranteed to deliver only disproportionateRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil, NS COVID-19 Update for 5 June 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 5 June 2020

June 5, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang and Premier Stephen McNeil began by offering their sympathy to the family and friends of the man in his ’70s who died of COVID-19 in the Central Zone since the last briefing on Wednesday. Strang announced there were no new cases of COVID-19 in theRead More

NS COVID-19 Update for 7 May 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 7 May 2020

May 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Briefing There was no press conference today, but the Nova Scotia government announced three more COVID-19-related deaths at the Northwood long-term-care facility (LTCF) in Halifax, bringing total deaths at the facility to 38 and total deaths across the province to 44. The province also announced nine new cases of COVID-19,Read More

Walking the Walk on Public Health Rules

Walking the Walk on Public Health Rules

April 22, 2020 at 11:16 am

I am writing this column on Sunday, April 19, which, coincidentally, is also Easter Sunday for Orthodox Christians. Last week, another Easter Sunday, did not feel festive, and nor does this one. My street, as I look out my window, is completely deserted. There are cars in the driveways, butRead More

Red dress, Potlotek First Nation, 9 June 2019

The Meaning of Genocide

June 12, 2019 at 11:21 am

“We recognized the need for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and we have commissioners who came back with findings of fact and with calls to action. “We thank them for their work, we applaud their work and we accept their findings, including thatRead More

Clarke on Carbon Pricing: Ready to Lead?

Clarke on Carbon Pricing: Ready to Lead?

October 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Cecil Clarke is not the only anti-carbon tax politician in the current landscape; in fact, he’s arguably just the homegrown version of a familiar figure on the political scene — the “Canadian conservative” who, as Dalhousie economist Lars Osberg puts it, has “successfully framed” the federal government’s carbon-pricing system as aRead More

Where’s Cecil?

Where’s Cecil?

July 25, 2018 at 11:32 am

Welcome to this week’s installment of “Where’s Cecil?,” my ongoing effort to keep track of Mayor Cecil Clarke’s campaign appearances to judge just how much time he’s taking from his day job to travel the province in pursuit of the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. AsRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

December 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

Draft Cecil A “grassroots” campaign to draft CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke to run for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives has begun. The web domain “” was registered on November 14, even as the CBRM council was meeting in camera, at Clarke’s behest, to discuss the option andRead More