Michael Gorman

Reporter

Michael Gorman is a reporter in Nova Scotia whose coverage areas include Province House, rural communities, and health care. Contact him with story ideas at michael.gorman@cbc.ca

Latest from Michael Gorman

Proposed new emission reduction targets for Nova Scotia would be toughest in Canada

Nova Scotia’s government has introduced new environmental targets that would be the most aggressive in the country, but at least one environmentalist says they need to go even further.

N.S. government files for injunction to try to end Crown attorneys' strike

Many Nova Scotia prosecutors descended on Province House in Halifax Wednesday to protest legislation introduced by the Liberal government that will impose a contract on them.

N.S. Crown attorneys plan to walk off job to protest bill

The Crown attorneys’ association is predicting chaos when many of their lawyers walk off the job Wednesday to oppose legislation which replaces their right to binding arbitration with the right to strike, but also designates them an essential service.

Tories propose mandatory vaccinations for N.S. public school children

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston tabled amendments to the Health Protection Act on Tuesday that would require children entering the public system to have proof they've been vaccinated, or a medical exemption.

Liberals win 10 out of 11 seats in Nova Scotia, send 4 first-time winners to Ottawa

A number of Liberal incumbents won seats in Nova Scotia, while a former Tory MLA turned a seat for the Conservatives.

Liberal MLAs quash proposal to extend municipal voting rights

Government MLAs agreed on Friday it would be beneficial to consider giving permanent residents the right to vote in municipal elections, but decided it wasn’t as important as passing legislation as quickly as possible making it easier for people already with that right to cast their ballot.

Legal experts lambaste province for 'arbitrary ' Crown attorneys bill

Leading experts in labour law, constitutional law and even the director of the province’s Public Prosecution Service excoriated the Nova Scotia government on Friday for its plan to strip Crown attorneys of their right to binding arbitration and declare them an essential service.

Working group will examine early childhood educators' concerns

As private sector early childhood educators continue their push for pay equity with their colleagues in the pre-primary program, Nova Scotia’s education minister is forming a working group to examine the issue.

Cancer clinics in Yarmouth, New Glasgow suspended due to doctor availability

Doctors will no longer travel to Yarmouth, N.S., and New Glasgow to offer oncology clinics. Instead, patients will have to travel to Halifax for care.

Advocates call for dedicated committee to review deaths in custody

Advocates for prisoners' rights and transparency are calling on the Nova Scotia government to make changes to proposed amendments to the Fatality Investigations Act.

Nova Scotia politicians cool to idea of being lobbied by vape industry

Neither Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil nor NDP Leader Gary Burrill have any interest in hearing from lobbyists for the vape industry.

Province adds $900K to fund that helps first-responder organizations buy gear

Increasing demands for gear purchases has the government considering a permanent increase to a fund that helps cover those costs.

Province bringing in regulations for who can be called a massage therapist

Calling yourself a massage therapist soon won’t be enough to make you one in Nova Scotia.

No commercial crossings for Yarmouth-Bar Harbor ferry this season

There will be no commercial crossings for the ferry between Yarmouth, N.S., and Bar Harbor, Maine, in 2019. The service’s operator, Bay Ferries, suspended bookings after several delays and cancellations earlier this year because construction work at the terminal in Bar Harbor wasn't complete.

Minister not considering extension to comment period on Northern Pulp report

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson is not considering a request to extend the public comment period on the Northern Pulp focus report or the amount of time his department staff has to review people’s submissions.