Fair Share from Corporations

It’s time for large corporations to start paying their share instead of reaping ridiculous profit at the same time as the average Nova Scotian is held responsible for paying off the Province’s debt. The economic health of Nova Scotia needs to be tied to their bottom line somehow. It’s incredible to think that Sobey’s, Irving, Loblaws, Transcontinental, etc, can continue to reap and fleece massive profit out of a Province that is so in debt. It’s just not right. -Pete...

Seniors Struggling

We are new Senior Citizens on a very, very FIXED INCOME. We were not lucky enough to be able to receive a pension of sorts from when we were working, as years back a lot of companies didnot provide us the opportunity to pay into any sort of pension plan… the attitude seemed to be that it wasn’t all that important for some reason… some companies Unionized over this exact thinking…….BUT we still have to pay all the extras this government is throwing at us..and have NO Say in anything..with an attitude..JUST SEND US YOUR MONEY. Us dedicated and Loyal Nova Scotians have always been dealt very LOW BLOWS to make our way of life almost non/existent..everything goes up…except the amount in that brown envelope that comes in the mail…NO..now goes to direct deposit… I would love to have some of our politicians TRY and live (if you want to call it that) on what we do and still pay them upfront; I really really thought that when Stephen McNeil came on the political scene…there was actually some hope that we would actually see some financial help than what had been thrown our way in the past… a glimmer of hope that we were recognized as actually being an appreciated being in our old age… but guess compassion went out the window with the word Premier of Nova Scotia attached to a Smalltown man that we thought had compassion and understanding towards an aging population that has already given their All… AMEN is all that comes to mind. -Arnold & Sharon...

Wages Frozen, Expenses Going Up!

My nurse wage is getting frozen, yet our apartment rent and bills are going up. My husband is a graduating student, yet he can’t even access the Graduate Retention Rebate after 4 years in a degree because the Liberal government cancelled it. We are considering going back to his hometown in British Columbia, because nurses are paid a lot more out there, without all these constant union fights that the government wants to start. -Sharalene...

Gutting Our Parks!

While camping with my family this summer, I discovered how McNeil has simply gutted our provincial parks. Not only were the skeleton crew NOT able to take reservations, their office had been outfitted with a “special color” telephone that was a direct line to a call center, in ONTARIO!!! This call center had to take our reservation, and if we arrived after hours, instead of being admitted into the park by staff, we were invited to “camp” in the parking lot overnight- and they would charge us a nightly fee for this service!! I was ashamed of how McNeil gutted this provincial park of employees and how that, inturn, affected the surrounding communty- less employeed citizens, less revenue. Thanks Stephen McNeil for gutting our provincial parks, installing direct lines to employ Ontario call center workers, and laying off our young people. -Lisa...

Shipping Out Small Business

I was born and raised in Nova Scotia. I have my own company and relocated to Alberta in June 2014. Moved my family and business there because the nova scotia goverment was bleeding me dry with high high taxes. Just like to say thanks to the government for forcing me to make a decision at 42 years old. FYI there is no place like home. Robert...