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Lio Perron

Blogger, TV producer, radio commentator and managing partner at LP Media Inc. (

Lio Perron is a blogger, TV producer, radio commentator and managing partner at LP Media Inc. ( He previously worked for Reuters, the Los Angeles Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Perron holds a B.A. in political science from Université Laval and a Master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University. He's married to TV host Tracy Moore.

Is Kyle Dubas the Leafs' New Gordon Stellick?

On Tuesday, Leafs president Brendan Shanahan fired assistant general managers Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin, and hired Kyle Dubas as assistant general manager. He replaced two former NHL players wit...
07/22/2014 03:21 EDT

The Unwritten Rules of Professional Locker Rooms

In my opinion, bombastic statements are generally a defence mechanism by those who feel put upon by their community. However, as minorities we rarely control society's prevailing narrative. Therefor our comments are often misinterpreted. Professional sports is big business and players who attract controversy tend to scare away sponsors.
06/26/2014 01:22 EDT
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Ordinary Brazilians Don't Want to Play Ball With FIFA

From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?
06/12/2014 08:15 EDT

Habs Fans' Quasi-Religious Faith Is Shaken

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. As a Habs faithful, it was hard not to draw parallels between this spring's playoff run and 1993, the last time the Montr...
05/30/2014 05:15 EDT

Michael Sam and the Fight Against the Christian Right

For the first time in U.S. history gay rights took centre stage during the NFL's entry draft, a three-day media bonanza carried live on television. The St. Louis Rams picked Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, who kissed his partner on the lips on live television.
05/16/2014 09:25 EDT