Well, I did not expect to be writing in my lifetime that my home province of Alberta has suddenly converted into a socialist worker’s paradise. But fear not, Alberta capitalists: You’ll be getting a pragmatic, centrist government from the NDP for the next four years. Think Roy Romanow more than Hugo Chavez. But if you […]
In March, the cover of albertaviews magazine read How Prentice Rescued the PCs, Swallowed the Opposition and Took Total Control of Alberta.
CTV broke a story about how the Conservative government wants to sneak in a law change that would open the coffers of news footage for use in political attack ads — something that gains urgency as Canada moves towards a fall 2015 federal election. The networks are definitely not happy and the Globe and Mail […]
In the House of Commons this evening, MPs voted 157 to 134, with three abstentions, to deploy CF-18s to Iraq to bomb the forces of Islamic State, a savagely militant Islamist group that has taken root there.
From the Toronto Star: The Sun News network has apologized to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and declared that an “offensive” rant against his parents’ morality — which included a description of Pierre Trudeau as a “slut” — should have never made it to air.
Two veterans of the parliamentary press gallery weighed in on the Trudeau vs. Sun Media controversy. One says that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s big mistake was to announce the boycott, while another tried to have it two ways by criticizing Trudeau’s boycott of Sun Media while calling for news corporations to raise the floor level […]
This delicious bit of photoshopping made its way into my Twitter feed this evening: Here’s the background story.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau issued a statement saying he would no longer “engage” with Sun Media in the wake of an on-air rant by personality Ezra Levant that attacked the sexual lives of his parents, Pierre and Margaret.
This article, from the U.S.-based Campaigns and Elections, is about the distorting effect of Twitter on young campaign press officials, but author Mark Harris also has some things to say about reporters too.
From the Hill Times: The swelling of the federal government’s communications bureaucracy to more than 3,000 workers reflects a “public relations state” designed to keep pace with the news cycle and politicize government messaging, experts say.