Posts Tagged ‘government’

The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

Just how bad was the Dexter NDP’s early-October defeat? Collapse may be too weak a word. Forget the office they lost, or the drop to third-party status. Forget the nearly 20 per cent of the electorate who turned away from them since 2009. Forget that their seat count was hit even harder, dropping from a…

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Nova Scotia election guide

The key political leaders in Nova Scotia (photo by

The Gazette has assembled some of the election promises made by politicians that we believe may be relevant to you. We are a first step and should not be the last. We encourage you to go to the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Education: PC Double number of apprenticeships. Require universities to provide prospective students…

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Government loses student loan information

The personal information of 538,000 Canadians is missing. (Bryn Karcha photo)

  Half a million Canadians got one hell of a shock last week when Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced it lost the personal information of over 500,000 former students. The federal government misplaced an external hard drive with the social insurance numbers, personal finance information and other personal information of 538,000 Canadians…

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Screening abilities

In January, the federal government chose to spend Canada’s tax dollars appealing a ruling that said Government websites must be accessible to people with disabilities. Donna Jodhan, a blind accessibility consultant, successfully sued the Government of Canada for having inaccessible websites. Jodhan, like many people with a whole gamut of disabilities, uses a screen reader…

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