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Meet B.C.'s Ford Nation

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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...

REJECTED

CBC | Posted 07.03.2014 | 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.

The War in Afghanistan Made the Country Better

Lauryn Oates | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

The challenges that remain in Afghanistan are significant and they are copiously documented elsewhere and do not require repeating here. But the challenges should not overshadow the progress, and what can be concluded from the state of affairs in Afghanistan today is that Afghanistan is far better off today than it was in in 2001.

Ford Nation Is Stronger Than Ever and Ford Is Unstoppable

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

I have followed Ford for over 13 years, especially when he was an obscure Etobicoke councilman. The guy has a big heart. He cares about his constituents. So when the ice storm struck, Ford naturally helped out on a daily basis. I predict that the 2014 Toronto Mayoral campaign is over. Ford is unstoppable.

Canadian Media Mangled Mandela's Legacy

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The Canadian media has missed, or, rather, sidestepped the opportunity to truly learn the lessons Madiba taught the world. Politicians and establishment hacks invariably give empty words. The juxtaposition of Canada's multicultural crown and the apartheid-like pyramid of pundits is a cross Canadians will have to bear. But, there are a few notable (positive) exceptions in the coverage of Mandela's death.

Rob Ford Is Getting His Groove Back

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

The Ford base is holding and it is energized. Its members are bursting at the seams to exercise their democratic rights and vote for their man who they still believe respects them, their hard-earned tax dollars and who best represents their interests. That's democracy, folks.

Why Rob Ford Will Always Have the Support of Young Toronto Elites

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

These new young Toronto elites are very pro business and pro downtown Toronto development. They love Porter Air for business and pleasure. And they don't like to pay a lot of taxes. They certainly don't want their hard-earned salaries supporting feather-bedding unionists, with jobs for life at City Hall and unlimited pensions.

LAX Shooting Hoax Catches Media Outlets

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada

The Globe and Mail and a number of other media outlets fell for a Twitter hoax during a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. ...

The Government's Spying, But No One's Talking

David Christopher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

It's been just a week since OpenMedia.ca and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announced a constitutional challenge to stop illegal government spying against law-abiding Canadians -- and already the response from Canadians has been remarkable.

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Take Pity on PR People Stuck with Cowardly Big-Shot Business Executives

Brian Kilgore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Brian Kilgore

Imagine being the PR mouthpiece for those cowardly business executives who are so driven by greed and fear they take off out the back door if they see...

If You're Rich and White the Newspapers Want You

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

In terms of visible minorities, the Globe and Mail is doing no better than its national print-based competitors in providing a forum for ethnic Canadian voices. This diverse demographic is projected to grow to a third of the Canadian population by 2030. Is traditional Canadian media doing anything to include, reflect or address their experiences in the multicultural mosaic, building on the wave of the present and future? The examples are few and far between.

Globe Won't Deliver Labour Day In Most Ironic Thing Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail will not be delivering a paper this Labour Day Monday "due to a lack of advertising revenue." UPDATE: Postmedia Network's newspa...

How the Rob Ford Story Became More About the Media

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

A funny thing happened on the way to the Rob Ford lynching. The Media became the story. The hunter became the hunted. The investigator became the investigated.And the messenger, was caught, red-handed and left-handed, writing the message.Instead of simply delivering it.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Jolie Gene, the Busy Trap and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. We announced our top 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs, parents were fighting on the sidelines and everyone's talking a...

Traffic Plummets At Globe And Mail: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail saw its online readership plummet 40 per cent in the wake of the paywall it put into place last year, but is “slowly recovering...

Calling Terror by its Rightful Name

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

Canadian and international media often shy away from using the word "terrorism" and its variants when discussing violence directed against Israelis, d...