Globe and Mail

Knee-Jerk Policies Will Not Cool B.C.'s Red-Hot Housing Market

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods, it said. Since then its approach has gone from "the market will correct itself," to a "bold action plan," to legislating a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign ownership.

50 Years Of Great Investigative Journalism, From 'This Hour" To Amy Goodman

Nick Fillmore | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada
Nick Fillmore

Over the years I've been fortunate enough to hear some of North America's top investigative journalists speak at conventions and other venues. The men and women I've met and heard speak have made an amazing contribution to society, protecting democracy and uncovering corruption.

Setting The Record Straight On Ontario's Green Energy Plan

Keith Brooks | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

Ontario is taking a comprehensive approach to cutting emissions, which is a good thing. While some folks may love to hate the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, the reality is that it's the reason Ontario is Canada's clean technology leader. And the coal phase out was the right move, too, which is why it's being emulated by Alberta, why Ontario hit its 2014 GHG emissions target, why our air is now smog-free, and why people like me, who care about the environment and our kids' future, can breathe more easily.

How We Can Cure Noise Pollution

Leah Morrigan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Hearing loss, also known as permanent threshold shift, is "a sudden or gradual permanent shift in the auditory threshold caused by noise exposure, age, disease, or drugs (e.g. did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes are actually linked to hearing loss?). Our world is inundated with noise pollution and it seems that no one is left untouched.

The Globe And Mail Can't Make Up Its Mind On Paul Kagame

Yves Engler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

While South African-based correspondent Geoffrey York has done important work detailing how Paul Kagame's government has assassinated its opponents and contributed to violence in Eastern Congo, columnist Gerald Caplan has justified its repression and echoed Kigali's position on regional conflicts.

When Corporations Sue Countries, No One Wins

Maude Barlow | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

If Keystone XL were built, it would produce 110 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, which is incompatible with effective U.S. action to cut climate pollution. Ultimately, the loser isn't the big bad Americans; it's our environment, and the right of governments to protect it for their citizens.

B.C. Politics Has A 'Dark Money' Problem

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Trade associations -- Many are known to donate generously to political parties, particularly when they want to curry favour. In the U.S. it's called "dark money," a way to spend big bucks on politics and remain relatively anonymous. It doesn't have the same bad rap in B.C. yet, but it's problematic.

This Is What's Wrong With Canadian Daily Newspapers

David Martin | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business
David Martin

So what is it about the Canadian newspaper industry that leaves it floundering in the red and apparently unable to find its way to profitability and relevance in the 21st century? I suggest it has a lot to do with a flawed business model and near-monopolistic ownership.

Zi-Ann Lum

Globe Decision To Delay Bombshell Liberals Story 'Offensive': MPP | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics

"The fact that there was a federal election on shouldn’t have dictated when it was release and when it wasn’t."

We Still Need to Talk About the Globe's Bizarre Endorsement

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Mintzberg

Had millions of Canadians taken the bait, on Monday evening we could have heard the following from a victory stage in Calgary: "The Canadian people have spoken -- giving me four more years in the job I love, which allows me to make all the decisions. But the Globe and Mail has spoken too. So, to do the noble thing yet again. I hereby tender my resignation. Bye."

Globe And Mail's Editorial Spawns #MoreGlobeEndorsements

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics

As the federal election crawls to its end, Canada's newspapers are telling their readers who they think is the best party to lead this glorious countr...

What You're not Hearing About the Hearing Voices Movement

Susan Inman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Living
Susan Inman

Families are being encouraged through groups like HVM to think of auditory hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, impaired functioning and other symptoms of severe mental illnesses as just part of the human condition, not medical problems.

How Media Gets Data Wrong

Murtaza Haider | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

The recent rise of data journalism has witnessed the emergence of data visualization where the editors increasingly reinforce narrative with creative infographics. While major news outlets such as The Economist, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal retained experts in data science and visualization, most newspapers have entrusted the task to the graphics departments that rely on tools that are not specifically designed for data visualization. At times, the outcome is math and logic-defying graphics that present a false picture

Rejecting TransLink Referendum Won't Make Problems Disappear

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The Yes side may have great intellectual arguments, but the No side has one big emotional one. It's spelled T-r-a-n-s-L-i-n-k. And at the end of the day it may be the only one that counts.

What's Behind The Malaise With B.C.'s Local Elections?

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.

Meet B.C.'s Ford Nation

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

That's what makes Ford Nation so extraordinary -- the incredible dichotomy that exists when it comes to criticism of most politicians and criticism of Rob Ford. Ford effectively gets what amounts to a jaw-dropping free pass from his base (in Toronto or in B.C.) nine times out of 10.

Last-Minute Deal Struck

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail’s management and employees have reached an 11th hour tentative deal, just before a strike deadline Wednesday afternoon. Severa...


CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business

Journalists and other unionized staff​ at the Globe and Mail rejected the latest contract offer by the newspaper's management Wednesday night, but r...

The Globe And Mail Just Put Up A Fence To Keep Out Reporters And Editors

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Business

It's a grave day for journalism in Canada when one of the country's most venerable newspapers erects a fence around its building to keep out its own r...

Byline Strike Hits Globe And Mail

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

Articles in Monday’s Globe and Mail ran with something missing -- the authors’ names. The grey lady of Canadian journalism is in the midst of t...

When Did Paying Cash To Drug Dealers Become a Newsroom Priority?

Jan Wong | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Jan Wong

Chequebook journalism distracts from the core duty of reporting the news. Instead of publishing a story about the existence of the video, the Star's editors haggled over the price of possessing it. In an era of layoffs and demoralized newsrooms, paying cash to drug dealers is not in the public interest. We don't need more photos of Rob Ford with a crack pipe. We need money for gathering news.

Don't Believe Everything You Read About CBC Cuts

Barry Kiefl | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada
Barry Kiefl

The National Post ran a commentary saying CBC seemed incapable of reinventing itself, which may be true, and concluded that it didn't matter since TV viewing was in decline and the television industry, that is, networks, cable, etc. wouldn't exist in its present form in "maybe two years." This blissfully ignores the fact that TV viewing and cable/satellite subscriptions have shown no decline.

Calling Out Mansplainers Isn't the Same as 'Silencing' Men

Anne Theriault | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

Dear Tom McLaughlin And Joshua Sealy-Harrington: We need to talk about your recent article in the Globe and Mail about being "silenced" based on gender. First of all, let's get a few things straight here: You are not being silenced. Yes, sometimes your opinions will be discounted because of your identity -- because you know what? In the context of social justice, lived experience trumps everything else every time.

Big Shakeup At The Globe And Mail

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail announced the appointment of a new editor-in-chief Wednesday morning, capping off a period that has seen rapid management changes a...

The Globe and Mail Gets Hindu Fascism Wrong

Prashanth Gopalan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Prashanth Gopalan

An article published in the Globe and Mail last week lulled readers into thinking that India is struggling to contain a growing Hindu fascist movement, carelessly employing reductionism and omission to present a distorted view of a country that is gaining economic and cultural importance for Canada.