The Sunday Magazine

Why I'm Leaving Halifax

Allison Sparling explains why young people like herself are forced to leave in search of work, despite their love for the city.


Halifax is where Allison Sparling was born, first fell in love, and where she learned she was worth something. So what happened?

Sometimes it doesn't matter if home is where the heart is, if home is a place where you can't make ends meet, can't build a life. Allison Sparling's essay, Halifax, puts her heart on her sleeve, and a city she loves on the hotseat.