Category Archives: News Media

Rachel Notley’s Big, Dry Tent

Rachel Notley has almost nothing in common with Lyndon Johnson.  But in developing her climate change strategy the Alberta Premier followed the practical political advice of the Texan who was US President in the 1960s. Talking about the fearsome J. Edgar Hoover, Johnson pithily observed: “Better to have him inside...
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The Mayor Who Won’t Shut Up
And Shouldn’t

He no longer has a broadcasting gig, but there were times this week when it seemed that all Toronto stations were simulcasting the John Tory Show. Act One was on CBC’s Metro Morning, where Matt Galloway expertly grilled him on the reasons behind his decision to change his mind about...
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Stephen Harper on Omar Khadr

In a memorable interview on Global’s Focus Ontario in 2009 I asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper about Omar Khadr, who was still at that time locked up in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay. It reveals much about why his government fought so strenuously against Khadr’s release....
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