Dexter Says Goodbye

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter held his last formal cabinet and caucus meetings Tuesday after the NDP's defeat in the provincial election, saying he will now take some time for personal...

The NDP Needs Friends in Wealthy Places

With the defeat of the NDP government of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter on Tuesday, the number of provinces ruled by Canada's New Democrats now consists entirely of lonely Manitoba. The unfair reality remains that by virtue of their party's radical anti-capitalist past and confused kinda-socialist-kinda-not present, New Democrats automatically carry the heavy burden of being persistently least-trusted by the general public to run a modern, free-market economy.

'I Didn't See.. This Kind Of Erosion'

HALIFAX - Darrell Dexter said Tuesday he didn't foresee the drop in support that led to the NDP government's crushing defeat in the provincial election.The 56-year-old politician — who spent several d...

Nova Scotia Liberals Win Government

HALIFAX - Voters in Nova Scotia dumped the NDP and their leader Tuesday after giving Darrell Dexter a historic election victory four years ago, turning this time to Liberal Stephen McNeil, who swept t...

He Still Loves It

HALIFAX - A brief encounter with Darrell Dexter on the doorstep of Max Trzcinski's home in the final days of Nova Scotia's election campaign left the university student charmed."He seemed a little mor...

Dexter Defends Controversial Mailouts

HALIFAX - NDP pamphlets funded by the Nova Scotian government are raising the ire of the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives who say taxpayers shouldn't pay for partisan ads on the eve of an electi...

Nova Scotia Election Imminent

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP premier sent the clearest signal yet that he's about to call an election by releasing a party platform Friday that partly focuses on cutting costs for families by promising...

Yep, He Also Smoked Pot

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says he smoked marijuana in university but too much is being made of the issue since federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called for the legalization of p...

Premiers United Against Ottawa

Atlantic Canada's premiers are asking Ottawa to suspend its changes to employment insurance, saying there should be further study of the federal program's new rules because they adversely affect the r...

Balanced Budget? Are You Sure?

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's opposition parties are gearing up to fight the NDP government's assertion that its spring budget is balanced.The $9.5-billion budget forecasts a small surplus of $16.4 million...