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Re: “Two decades of world-class delusion

Tim, great article. You hit the nail on the head and I agree with everything you said. I know we're getting fleeced, I know that those currently in front of economic development for our city are always trying to woo us with the next 'shiny object'. You've shared what likely many Haligonians have been feeling for some time.

Here's the thing though...I was born and raised in Halifax; have lived here my entire life. And now I'm at that point in my life where I want to make a difference but feel ill equipped and perhaps somewhat ignorant about what I - and other Haligonians like me - can do to stop this bullshit. I am proud to live here, couldn't wait to come home when I lived in Toronto for a short while and always exhale when I return from a trip abroad. The people of Halifax deserve better than this. I also appreciate our differences and don't want to follow the crowd to someone else's definition of 'world class'.

I vote in every election and pay attention to social issues. I see the never-ending proposals for development in our city most of which reflect short-term versus forward thinking. No one in leadership seems to have a vision for Halifax beyond their own election campaign agenda.

So, that all said...I also am with you that education is critical. However, I think we may have to start with educating us on how to take back our wonderful city of Halifax. I am an avid reader of The Coast and look forward especially to your editorials every issue. Some have said that you only focus on what's wrong with Halifax but I defend you and tell those folks that you are simply trying to shake Haligonians out of their complacent fog. I can tell you have more to offer and that you want Halifax to be the great city it can be; after all you live here too.

So Tim, we need some help. You've lived in the U.S. and other places and demonstrate a great ability for research on best practices in other areas of the world.

You've told us what's wrong and rightly so. Now, how can we make it right?

I look forward to your editorial in response.

22 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Halifax Mouse on 07/13/2013 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Two decades of world-class delusion

Tim, great article. You hit the nail on the head and I agree with everything you said. I know we're getting fleeced, I know that those currently in front of economic development for our city are always trying to woo us with the next 'shiny object'. You've shared what likely many Haligonians have been feeling for some time.

Here's the thing though...I was born and raised in Halifax; have lived here my entire life. And now I'm at that point in my life where I want to make a difference but feel ill equipped and perhaps somewhat ignorant about what I - and other Haligonians like me - can do to stop this bullshit. I am proud to live here, couldn't wait to come home when I lived in Toronto for a short while and always exhale when I return from a trip abroad. The people of Halifax deserve better than this. I also appreciate our differences and don't want to follow the crowd to someone else's definition of 'world class'.

I vote in every election, and pay close attention to social issues. I see never-ending proposals for development in our city and feel most of them seem to reflect short term versus forward thinking. No one in leadership seems to have a vision for Halifax beyond their next election campaign.

So, that all said...I also am with you that education is critical. However, I think we may have to start with educating us on how to take back our wonderful city of Halifax. I am an avid reader of The Coast and look forward especially to your editorials every issue. Some have said that you only focus on what's wrong with Halifax but I defend you and tell those folks that you are simply trying to shake Haligonians out of their complacent fog. I can tell you have more to offer and that you want Halifax to be the great city it can be; after all you live here too.

So Tim, we need some help. You've lived in the U.S. and other places and demonstrate a great ability for research on best practices in other areas of the world.

You've told us what's wrong and rightly so. Now, how can we make it right?

I look forward to your editorial in response.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Halifax Mouse on 07/13/2013 at 9:16 AM

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