Glen Hodgson is senior fellow at the Conference Board of Canada. Brent Dowdall is senior manager at the Conference Board of Canada.

Economists measure the performance of the overall economy through the level of and changes to gross domestic product (GDP), which is the s...

Industry strong-arm tactics are nothing new in Nova Scotia, but Northern Pulp is being accused of going too far in a battle that is pitting neighbour against neighbour

For years, Wes Surrett had to deal with guests’ complaints about the stench from a nearby pulp mill. T...

December 12, 2017

Six weeks ago, when I held the first copy of “The Mill – Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest” in my hands, I would never have believed that the book would ever make any headlines, let alone national ones.

But it has. And what’s more astounding is that it went from almost to...

December 11, 2017

A meeting meant to curtail fishermen’s fears over a replacement effluent-treatment facility had the opposite effect, says a P.E.I. fisherman.

Charlie McGeoghegan, a former MLA who fishes out of Point Prim, was one of approximately 300 fishermen from P.E.I., Nova Scotia...

The Pictou Lodge has been penalized for not toeing Northern Pulp’s party line, says the resort’s general manager.

“I stood up in front of a large crowd and I spoke to the poor record that our local pulp mill has when it comes to environmental standards and their record...

Risk and trust.

There’s too much risk and not nearly enough trust to bring Northern Pulp’s plan for a new wastewater treatment facility to fruition, according to Andrea Paul, the chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation, and scores of fishermen and residents in Pictou C...

In the days leading up to the event, the book signing was cancelled. The decision has set off a firestorm among locals who have concerns about freedom of expression and the power wielded by a controversial business in the rural community.

"Now we've gone from an appalli...

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