Nova Scotia: A Dying Province

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This province has tons of potential. It's being wasted by the inept governments that keep getting put in charge. Nova Scotia is one of the poorest provinces in Canada, and it's not going to get any better with McNeil in power. We are taxed heavily despite having low wages, the youth find better paying jobs in a recession province like Alberta, and the seniors are being treated like SHIT. How in the world can we live in 2017 and not have enough doctors for people? What is this, the stone ages? Seriously. McNeil is AWFUL. However, the ones to blame are you. You probably bitch, you moan, you complain—yet did you vote in the last election? His approval rating is around 30 percent, the last election had an all-time low turnout—that says it all. It says it all. This province is going to keep going down the dumps.

It's sad.

Nova Scotia has so much potential. It has a lot you can exploit and create lots of revenue from. From natural resources, to a humongous Halifax Harbour on top of a big natural harbour in Shelburne, to its attractive geographical position, and many more things. Yet here's big oligarchy corporations pinching pennies—hiring foreign workers to save money and slave them to death because they don't want to spend extra money to hire CANADIAN WORKERS. Listen, I like diversity, but there's a difference between being diverse and penny pinching to make foreigners slave so Irving can take a swim in their billions. These temp agencies, which are common all over the world, make life hell for people. They steal your money, they leave you hanging, and some of the workers treat you like you're a pile of trash. So much for trying to make Nova Scotia friendly.

Also, what the hell is wrong with the transportation system? It costs you an arm and a leg to go to the South Shore, to the Eastern Shore, to the valley, to Cape Breton, and to the beautiful Northumberland Strait. We need an effective transportation system in this province. We have LOTS of train tracks sitting on the ground, and rotting away because nobody wants to use them for anything. Imagine a passenger train system from Halifax to Sydney, or Halifax to Yarmouth, or Halifax to Windsor, etc. I guarantee you that you can get lots of people on those trains. I know people in the Valley drive into work every day, and they take a lot of time to do so. If they took a train, that travelling will be cut in half, and they'd be saving lots of money.

Nova Scotia. It has potential. It can be great. But it isn’t. And it's shit. Thanks, politicians. —Disgruntled Person in NS


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