Yes Virginia, Xie, Aarav, Banu And Moyshe; There Is A Santa Claus.

Yes Virginia, Xie, Aarav, Banu and Moyshe; there is a Santa Claus.

No one, it seems, believes in Santa, any more. Kids barely into kindergarten are toldĀ that…

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A Fine Line. Working Media, And The Police That Deal With Them.

A Fine Line. Working Media, and the Police That Deal With Them.

A little girl, 10 years old, was struck and killed while trying to cross a…

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Adventures In Letter Carrying, Or: 30 Days To A Slimmer You

Adventures in Letter Carrying, or: 30 Days to a Slimmer You

As many of you know, I've been out of work since my former media employer…

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I’m An Unapologetic Liberal. But Omar Khadr Has Put Me To The Test.

I'm An Unapologetic Liberal. But Omar Khadr Has Put Me to the Test.

I'm an unapologetic Liberal. I've said so on more than one occasion, and have been…

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Defeat Comes To Brad Culpepper, And Provides A Lesson To Us All.

Defeat comes to Brad Culpepper, And Provides a Lesson to Us All.

Brad Culpepper was heartbroken. You could see the shock, the disappointment, the sense of ultimate…

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The Liberal Blind Spot. Even Now – We Just Don’t Get It

The Liberal Blind Spot. Even Now - We Just Don't Get It

It's hard to believe, really. Even after Brexit and Le Pen, and Donald Trump --…

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Universal Basic Income Is Basically Terrifying. Here’s Why.

Universal Basic Income is Basically Terrifying. Here's Why.

There's something headed down the pipe that you're going to hear about a lot, over…

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It’s Time To Fix The Media, And Make It Work For Us Again

It's Time To Fix The Media, And Make It Work For Us Again

We know what the problem is. We even know most of the reasons why. But…

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Is Canada Canadian? And Other Tales And Parables.

Is Canada Canadian? And other Tales and Parables.

Is Canada truly Canadian, or is it simply an undeclared territory of the tumultuous "Excited…

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Forget Saturday Night Live; Trump Just Isn’t Funny Anymore.

Forget Saturday Night Live; Trump Just Isn't Funny Anymore.

Sure they've been funny. Hilarious even. But with all due respect to the creative genius…

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It’s Not Just The Americans’ Fight, Anymore. Now, They’ve Pissed Off Their Best Friends.

It's Not Just the Americans' Fight, Anymore. Now, They've Pissed Off Their Best Friends.

I didn't want to write this post today, but I can't help it, I'm pissed…

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Death Comes Knocking, And Saturday Night Is Suddenly Much Less Fun

Death Comes Knocking, and Saturday Night is Suddenly Much Less Fun

It happens to all of us sooner or later: death. And if it hasn't happened…

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What To Do After The Most Interesting Week In The History Of American Politics

What To Do After the Most Interesting Week in the History of American Politics

Well, that was an interesting week. Interesting in the sense of the old Chinese curse:…

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Notes To The Resistance: What You Can Do To Halt Donald Trump

Notes to the Resistance: What You Can Do To Halt Donald Trump

On November 6th, 2018, all 435 seats in the U.S. Congress are up for grabs.…

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“The ‘Pinocchio President’ May Save Journalism From Itself

"The 'Pinocchio President' May Save Journalism From Itself

Donald Trump, the "Pinocchio President", has turned the media world upside down. It may be…

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It’s Nothing. Nothing At All.

It's Nothing. Nothing at all.

I owe you an apology. I haven't posted anything in a month. It's been a…

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A Note To The Left: Stop Whinging, And Start Winning.

A Note to the Left: Stop Whinging, and Start Winning.

A conservative-minded friend of mine recently posted on Facebook, an article lifted from Vox.com, by…

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Trapped Like A Rat, America Chooses Its Only Way Out

Trapped Like A Rat, America Chooses Its Only Way Out

One week ago I wrote in this space that Donald Trump would become the 45th…

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With A Week To Go It’s Time To Say “Farewell, Hillary. We Hardly Knew Ye.”

With A Week To Go It's Time to Say "Farewell, Hillary. We Hardly Knew Ye."

When we wake up one week from now, and prepare for a Brave New World…

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Ask Not For Whom The Pepper Sprays; It Sprays For Thee.

Ask Not For Whom The Pepper Sprays; It Sprays For Thee.

Cannon Ball, North Dakota is the kind of place that you'd never hear of, normally.…

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The Songs That Shape Our Politics

The Songs that Shape Our Politics

I can still remember the close up of Joan Baez, as she sang "Joe Hill",…

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Old Dinosaurs Die, In Hockey’s New Ice Age

Old Dinosaurs Die, in Hockey's New Ice Age

If there was any lingering doubt that "Dinosaur Hockey" is dead; that doubt was brutally…

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Why Very Bad Hockey, Is Good For The Soul

Why Very Bad Hockey, is Good for the Soul

It is Saturday night. Hockey night, in Canada. Across the country today, more than 700-thousandĀ Canucks…

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In A Land Of A Million Lakes, Are Canada’s Export Rules Water-Tight?

In a Land of a Million Lakes, are Canada's Export Rules Water-Tight?

You can't swing a cat in this country, without hitting some water. It covers more…

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What You’re Really Trading, When Ottawa Signs A New Trade Agreement.

What You're Really Trading, when Ottawa signs a new Trade Agreement.

Have you got any friends in Europe? France, or Germany perhaps? If you do, you…

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The Reclamation Of Art Randall

The Reclamation of Art Randall

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It’s Not The Facts, It’s The Feelings. Stupid.

It's Not the Facts, It's the Feelings. Stupid.

Comedienne Samantha Bee called it, the "Word Salad Spinner" What a great line! She was…

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Never Too Late, My Friend

Never Too Late, My Friend

There are times in life when the Universe unfolds in beautiful and mysterious ways. When,…

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Leaving CHCH

Leaving CHCH

It was the ceiling tile that told the story just as my colleague, George Szostak,…

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The Sun Goes Down On Sauble Beach

The Sun Goes Down on Sauble Beach

I can see the silhouette of the man, sitting in his lawn chair, on top…

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Dear Mr. Trudeau

Dear Mr. Trudeau

Dear Mr. Trudeau, May I call you Justin? I guess I just did. I feel…

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A Short Note To Phil Kessel

A Short Note to Phil Kessel

Dear Phil, Congratulations! And, you're welcome! The Leafs Nation, and the fans of all Toronto…

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Drawn To The Light

Drawn To The Light

There he was, on a warm summer evening, smashing into the brick on my porch;…

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Your Time Is Gonna Come.

Your Time is Gonna Come.

When the seminal rock group Led Zeppelin burst onto the scene with their debut album…

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Whisper: The Social Media Train Wreck

Whisper: The Social Media Train Wreck

It was one of those things that you stumble across, while reading stuff on the…

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The CBC: Is It Worth It?

The CBC: Is it worth it?

THE CBC: IS IT WORTH IT? ( In which a casualty of private broadcasting, defends…

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The Pencil Test ( And What Does It Have To Do With World Peace? )

The Pencil Test ( and what does it have to do with world peace? )

If you've ever attended a Christian church for any length of time, you've undoubtably heard…

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Welcome To Urked

Welcome to Urked

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Leaving CHCH

Leaving CHCH

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