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Thanks to the digital revolution, Canadians have access to more news and information than ever before. Public consumption of the news is at historic levels. Despite all that, and despite the capacity to reach more people than ever thought possible before, the economic underpinning for gathering and producing reliable news and information is quickly collapsing.
Buying the Sun newspapers didn't help much.
At least one person in Canada thinks The Toronto Sun's cartoon showing Olivia Chow in a Mao suit didn't go too far. That person is Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey, who will soon (pending regu...
A day before the city’s municipal election, the Toronto Sun sparked controversy by publishing an editorial cartoon of mayoral candidate Olivia Chow. The cartoon shows Chow "in a Mao suit literally rid...
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.
The Toronto Sun's front page on the Ontario Election is out and it's about as fair and balanced as you would expect. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO HELL: THE SEQUEL. #TOSunFront: It’s Friday the 13t...
The Toronto Sun's Rob Ford front pages have been brilliant throughout the year-long crack scandal and Thursday's edition was no exception. #TOSunFront: Mayor #RobFord to take leave + exclusive audio...
Whatever you think about the Sun's political stance, you have to admit that this front page is pure genius. RT @jonmccarthySUN: Ya know, Mean Gene ... the front page writes itself if you eat your vit...
In my experience restraints can be traumatic for somebody and usually intensify a situation. I urge the correctional and healthcare system in Ontario to undertake a serious review as to how restraints are used on people because how they're currently being used in my opinion is nothing short of unacceptable, degrading, and inhumane.
This day in Dublin, Mandela shakes my hand. It's a most peculiar moment. I look into his eyes, he looks into mine, and somehow I know I'm in the presence of sheer, bloody greatness. Not because of what he's done or had done to him, but simply because of who he is.
Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.
Tony Sutton is bearded, irascible, opinionated, verbose, profane and loves good writing so much that he runs his own website magazine devoted to publishing some of the best political journalism written today. His magazine is called ColdType. Motto: Writing Worth Reading From Around the World.
Back in June, McGregor -- formerly of Frank Magazine, presently of the Ottawa Citizen -- asked MP Eve Adams about expensing hair-care products during the last election. Adams responded (smartly, I thought) on Twitter, and out in the open. Later, McGregor decided to ask another MP, Michelle Rempel -- who, like Adams, is young, telegenic, Conservative and female.
Toronto Sun Editor-in-Chief James Wallace said he feels “a little bit stupid” after learning one of his editors disregarded a tipster who had approached the tabloid about the video allegedly showing T...