Canadian politeness contributes to pearl-clutching over a supposedly “nasty” political discourse
October 29, 2019
By Allison Jane Smith
#130 Rebel Meltdown
Ezra Levant attempts to distance his far right website The Rebel from the alt-right, claiming he's just learned that the movement is for racists. And a long strike at Nova Scotia's largest newspaper ends, as some seriously shitty journalistic practices by replacement workers come to light.
August 16, 2017
Chronicle Herald Employees Back On The Job, Working Alongside Scabs Who Replaced Them
It's been reported that scabs had gotten government communications staff to edit their stories.
August 15, 2017
By Maggie Rahr
How striking journalists in Halifax conjured an award-winning digital news outlet out of pluck and spite
May 11, 2017
By Katie Toth
#180 Who Buys A Newspaper Chain In 2017?
…The Chronicle Herald’s Mark Lever, that’s who.
After pleading poverty for nearly 16 months while his reporters, editors, and photographers are strike, he came up with the bucks to buy 28 Atlantic Canadian newspapers from the floundering Transcontinental chain. This gives his company an effective monopoly in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
We speak with long-time Nova Scotia journalists (and former Transcontinental reporters) Stephen Kimber and Parker Donham about the rationale behind the purchase and whether this benefits news consumers in Atlantic Canada.
April 24, 2017
A Year On Strike At The Chronicle Herald
Journalists at Nova Scotia's paper of record are heading back to the bargaining table with management. But after an acrimonious year on the picket...
January 19, 2017
By Moira Donovan
Union Says Private Investigators are Tailing Striking Chronicle Herald Workers
After seven months walking the picket lines journalists at the Halifax Chronicle Herald are left to wonder how a paper in supposedly dire straits can...
August 31, 2016
By Robert Hiltz
No End In Sight For Chronicle Herald Strike
For the last three months, 61 journalists at Nova Scotia’s self-described paper of record have been on strike. This is taking place at a time when...
April 27, 2016
By Robert Hiltz
#67 Quantum Leap Manifesto
Ex-Chronicle Herald columnist Lezlie Lowe talks about quitting the paper over its refugee schoolyard story, Trudeau's quantum computing spiel and how pundits have handled the Leap Manifesto.
April 20, 2016
NDP Refuses Press Access to “Scab” Reporters
There was a conspicuous absence from the Nova Scotia NDP’s leadership conference this weekend.