Chris Marriott 
Member since Sep 15, 2012

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Re: “Labour arbitration makes Egg Films scramble

Here's what real journalism on this issue looks like:…

Would the author of this article still come to the same conclusion if he took the time to interview anybody from egg?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris Marriott on 11/07/2013 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Labour arbitration makes Egg Films scramble

Not even trying to hide your bias here. Terrible article that captures none of the facts. The labour board, an unelected body with sweeping powers to interpret the labour act, decided it was OK for freelancers and contractors to unionize a company they might work for as little as one day. Why would any company want to operate under rules imposed by people who don't have any skin in the game?

30 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Chris Marriott on 10/03/2013 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Tom Martin: The fighter

Tom Martin is offering disclosure while Savage is offering secrecy. Yet both of them claim to be transparent. Tom Martin has disclosed his campaign's finances:… Savage refuses to do so, even though he's amassed a war chest of over $200,000. What is he hiding? Raising that kind of money for HRM politics comes with baggage and favours. He must be afraid the public will find out who he'll have to 'pay back'.

There's a big difference between Martin and Savage. One will tell you the truth, and the other will tell you whatever he thinks you want to hear. One sets an example for transparency, and the other pays lip service to it.

22 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Chris Marriott on 10/05/2012 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Mike Savage: The deal maker

Savage will bring us another term of medocrity and back room deals. He's the only candidate that refuses to disclose his campaign finances and donors, yet he's running a $200,000+ campaign. He's hiding something. Nobody raises that kind of money for politics in HRM wihtout owning favours. He's obviously scared of how HRM would react if we could see who's supporting him.

Tom Martin has my vote. He's got the experience. He's got good ideas that aren't parrotted from someone else, and above all, he'll tell you the truth even if you don't like it. Savage will tell you whatever he thinks you want to hear. And he's trying to bring party politics and baggage down to the level where government is closest to the people. I hope HRM doesn't make another mistake by electing a career politician with the same old bag of tricks.

54 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Chris Marriott on 10/04/2012 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Fusion's mayoral candidate forum: Now the race begins in earnest

Savage never answered a question directly. He gave us a string of rehearsed sound bytes. And in case you missed it, he said the ship building contract is great for Halifax because cutting steel is a good alternative to prison. I'm not kidding. He said that. Savage is a career politician who has no connection to real people whatsover. Halifax doesn't need more rhetoric and another old boy in office.

Tom Martin, on ther other hand, gave direct, thoughtful answers to the questions asked. And like Tom said, he'll tell you the truth, even if you don't like. Savage will say anything he has to in order to be elected. There's a big difference between these two candidates and the first debate showed Tom is the guy Halifax needs as its mayor. Savage is the guy who'll give us four more years of indicision, political favours, conulstnats and studies. Vote for Tom, folks! He's the guy for the job.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Chris Marriott on 09/15/2012 at 12:54 PM

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