National Newswatch

Mi’kmaq lawsuit alleges intimidation, harassment in Nova Scotia lobster fishery

Mar 30 2021 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — A Mi'kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after launching a self-regulated lobster fishery last fall has filed a lawsuit against non-Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia, the RCMP and the federal government. In a statement of claim filed Friday with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Sipekne'katik First Nation alleges that commercial fishermen stole […]

They stayed the blazes home: Why East Coast politicians avoided COVID travel scandal

Jan 9 2021 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — While much of the rest of Canada was consumed with stories about politicians ignoring pandemic protocols and jetting south to sunny climes, Atlantic Canadians this week were puzzling over a tepid scandal involving a New Brunswick cabinet minister who drove to Nova Scotia. Not Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Arizona, St. Bart's or California — […]