Entries by Hassan Arif from 05/2012

New Brunswick's Dark Future Looms Across the Pond

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada

The actions of the current Cameron government in the UK such cutting welfare payments, and neglecting job creation are making for an increasingly worse situation for both the poor, and those nearing it. But are things over here in Canada really that much different?

A Tale Of Two Municipal Elections in New Brunswick

| Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada

With some time having passed since the municipal elections, there is some space from the euphoria (or disappointment depending on the candidate) of election time to assess what the results mean. Saint John is a city beset by significant challenges -- including a costly pension plan, the need for social housing, cuts to mass transit that hurt the poor and the costs of maintaining city infrastructure.

NB Liberals Have The Man for the Job

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Politics

In New Brunswick in 2010, the Liberal Party lost sight of what it stood for. Mike Murphy is now the best candidate to lead the Liberal Party into 2014. Murphy's campaign is one emphasizing policies and ideas -- like anti-fracking, and poverty -- and might be well placed to hold off an NDP challenge and to defeat the Alward Conservatives.