mathew m 
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Re: “HΛLIFΛX logo will be less bold on community signs

just spend and spend and spend. Names and Fonts do not make a city, it's the people , the climate, the taxes, jobs, and the crime rate. The fools at city hall who think otherwise need to find new careers. If you build a new community in woods of Sheet Harbor, offer lower taxes, zero crime, all kinds of jobs, and call it Shitville, people will live there.

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Posted by mathew m on 07/23/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

JereBat, Halifax is only successful because of all the provincial and federal jobs that are here. All these jobs are paid by the private sector and the private sector is broke. The tax payer here is maxed out. The trend cannot continue. Many people can no longer afford a house, we have food banks, soup kitchens. Over 50,000 people work for the province, the rest of the working, many the working poor, cannot support these anymore with the current private sector low wages. Have you driven around lately, seen how bad our roads and bridges are. Stop trying to put a spin on how great the economy is here, you are wrong. Too many people have nothing, living in rooming houses, minimum wage jobs, going to the food bank, soup kitchens. I think you need a wakeup call. The maxed out take payers cannot afford anymore. Look at the sales tax, 3%, 8%, 10%, 13% and now 15%. It does not have to be this way.

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Posted by mathew m on 07/12/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

JereBat, Greece is what it is because of poor government, the same thing can happen here, it has been slowly happening since 1980. Amount owing by provincial and municipal keeps increasing, taxes keep going up, 3 percent, 8 percent, 10 percent, 13 percent, and now 15 percent. You have no clue on what you are talking about. It can be stopped but the standard of living for some, especially gov workers, has to match the private sector tax payers. Does not it bother you to see soup kitchens, food banks, low income housing ? Do you not think people deserve a decent wage to live like the middle class. ?

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Posted by mathew m on 07/11/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Sidney Crosby brings home the Stanley Cup

this man is a great person, one children can look up to, so proud of him being from Cole Harbour, he never forgot his roots and his community.

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Posted by mathew m on 07/10/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

JereBat, the gap in salaries between the private sector and the public is getting too far apart, one has to come up and one has to come down. NS is in trouble, I advise you to look at Greece and see what is happening there. I was surprised to learn that in Dallas the mayor of Dallas makes half of what the Halifax Mayor does, councillors $20,000 less than Halifax Council, police officers in Dallas are at $40,000 per year, and this city is 3 times the size of Halifax as far as population goes. Halifax or Nova Scotia is a great place to live for some, especially government workers, but many in the private sector are getting worse each year. Lets bring the standard of living down for some and raise it for others so all can live a decent life in Nova Scotia together.

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Posted by mathew m on 07/10/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

back in 1959 when everyone in Nova Scotia had a decent job, when everyone could afford a car and a house, the sales tax was 3%. If everyone had a decent job, we would not need gov assisted housing, we would not need public transit, there would be no food banks. Look at the big picture. When a politician says "think positive" he is bullshitting you. Look how far this province and city has slipped since 1959. Something needs to change, but nothing is. Makes me sick when I see a group of politicians all volunteering at a food bank. Food banks should not exist !!! In this day and age, nobody should be forced to go to a food bank

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Posted by mathew m on 07/09/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

largest employer in Nova Scotia is actually the Provincial Government, 2nd is the Federal Gov, 3rd is the City of Halifax, Michelin or NS Power are probably 4th and 5th.

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Posted by mathew m on 07/08/2016 at 9:31 PM

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