I love halifax, great city, great people,etc... but when someone said this city is going to be the new trading capital of the world like Singapore in S.E.Asia, it makes me laugh. I am from Singapore, and now long time Canadian and proud of it. But the politicians here are without vision. Singapore succeeds because it's modern and always one step ahead.
Halifax does not even have a light rail commuter train system, and still bickering over congested traffic, and people think cars are the only way to connect. This is not a vision of a worldwide captial centre. Not until you put politicians who change things.