Trudeau: The Media God Who Failed

Did you hear it?  I’m talking about that loud clicking sound which recently reverberated across the entire country, as political journalists collectively jabbed the “delete” button on their computer keyboards, simultaneously erasing the column they had all written profusely congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his amazing diplomatic triumph.  I’m sure you know what I’m referring to […]

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The Liberals’ convenient fictions about the state of parliament

  With the spring sitting of the House of Commons now complete, we were treated to the biennial self-congratulatory press release from the Government House Leader, Pablo Rodriguez.  These particular releases are generally full of back-patting about all of the good work that the government accomplished over the past several months, and this one was […]

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Debates illustrate Conservatives will not get fair shake from the media

A leadership race that’s been forced into Zoom calls and Skype interviews reached a new milestone this week – in-person debates. The four candidates vying for the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership debated twice – once in French and once in English – as the race nears its August conclusion. (“Debated” may be a bit of a […]

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The winner of the Tory’s French debate… not the leadership candidates

Yesterday’s french debate between the candidates to replace Andrew Scheer was probably not the bang Tories were hoping for.  The Conservative leadership race was suppose to come back on the radar screen with a vengeance, after having been relegated almost to oblivion for the past three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The debates were […]

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Kenney’s Bill 22: Rhubarb pies at the county fair and resource royalties

This summer Albertans can sell low-risk home-prepared foods at craft fairs and festivals. It used to be that dreaded red tape prevented that type of activity, but the provincial government has its scissors out and is cutting nonsensical and enterprise-killing over-regulation. In the same vein, last fall a rule was eliminated that required a legislature debate […]

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What’s the real cost of cheap food?

  Had a vegetable recently?  Ever think where that came from, what had to be done to get it to your table.  And, here’s the big one, did you wonder why it was so cheap?  The short answer to all of that is migrant workers.  Turns out that working in a farmer’s field isn’t exactly […]

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How a female reporter fought back against a crude remark, and hopefully inspired others

Caryn Lieberman is an intelligent, hard-working crime beat reporter for Global News in Toronto.  She’s worked at CTV and CP24, and was an anchor for the now-defunct Sun News Network.  She’s provided important, moving coverage on a variety of topics, including Canadian military training in Afghanistan and an award-winning examination of Holocaust Education Week. Lieberman […]

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What Trudeau can do about the RCMP

  Over the past couple of weeks, as the conversation about systemic racism and defunding/abolishing police takes hold as part of the national discourse, there are all kinds of demands for the federal government to take immediate action to deal with the problem.  Of course, the problem being systemic and ingrained in the very foundations […]

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