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MPs across the Hill crapping their pants.

…so said a Sun News colleague to me. (My response: “No kidding. Good!”) Maybe that’s the one good thing coming out of the Ghomeshi case: it’s starting to change our world. It’s about time, no? Oh, and good on Trudeau for making this move, so swiftly. That’s how it’s done, Party That Gave Us Jack […]

17,000 followers! Justin Trudeau, watch out!

I’ve got 17,000 Twitter followers, and I’ve got you in my sights, pal. You’re in trouble, now.

Why the CBC’s “review” of the Ghomeshi mess is a joke

1. It’s being done by someone who has regularly been a CBC contributor. 2. It’s not looking at the conduct of others who have been at CBC. It should. 3. It is not arm’s length. In that regard, here is an email sent by a former (and senior CBC) person to me this morning. Heed […]

Karen Stintz, did Tory’s camp offer to pay you?

Joe Warmington: Did anybody offer to help pay you, or any of that? Karen Stintz: Uh, yeah. [A bit later...] Karen Stintz: Well, you know, I’m learning in politics, that promises really aren’t promises, they’re just good intentions. Joe Warmington: So somebody offered? The John Tory camp or? Karen Stintz: We’ll see. Joe Warmington: So […]

John Doyle, writing about Ghomeshi but really about Canada’s politics

Yesterday, Carl Wilson served the chattering classes a pious, self-involved – and exceedingly poorly-written – piece about how he knew Jian Ghomeshi was abusing women, and how he didn’t do anything about it. It was despicable. (Interestingly, immediately afterwards, the Globe’s Leah McLaren posted this online: “I’ve just read a piece full of high-minded moral outrage […]

I'm with Greg Sorbara on ending separate school funding in Ontario

I could write today about Russia's latest petty move in that country's despicable campaign against LGBT people by removing a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs in St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. Show More Summary

Jan Wong: once a fool, always a fool

She blows it again. May her misery be long and deep. Oh, and this from the archives.

Knew about Ghomeshi, did nothing

But he got a Slate byline! What an asshole Carl Wilson is.

In Tuesday’s Sun: Obama’s bad night, Harper’s bad year

Nate Silver, the Oracle, has spoken. Silver – the U.S. statistician and political analyst, the Warren Buffett of modern politics – said over the weekend that President Barack Obama’s Democrats are facing a 75 per cent chance of losing control of the Senate Tuesday night. Given that the Republicans already control the House, this is no […]

LPC fundraiser in Mississauga-Lakeshore!

I love how they call me a “political raconteur.” Anyway – if you are in the neighbourhood on November 12 (and even if you aren’t), try and come by.  It’s for a great cause – namely, ridding the nation of the scourge that is Conservative majority government.  Come one, come all! Bring your chequebook!   […]

Questions for CBC about personalities other than Ghomeshi

Sent from a former senior CBC person I know and respect. It wasn’t just Jian, seems. Warren, I just read your piece about who knew what and when at the CBC and one of its reporters who is on the fast track to oblivion. Great piece. And I have my suspicions! Indeed, there are some […]

W@AL on the Beach

So great is my dedication to you, the viewing audience, I risked it all to file this incredible report. You’re welcome. Watch, and marvel.

Jaime

I don’t know what is going on – Twitter is never a good place to look for context or truth – but I’ll say this: Jaime Watt is one of the best at what he does. If you ever got in trouble, you’d be grateful to have him in your corner.

In Friday’s Sun: I didn’t know

[I'm posting this early because I'm starting to think my first reaction - disbelief - was wrong. Really wrong. Time will tell, etc., but here is my stab at trying to understand this.] What did they know, and when did they know it? That’s a question that has its origins in the Watergate scandal, forty […]

Speechified

I was up very, very late last night, on air, with the charming David Akin and the brilliant Michael Diamond, discussing Ontario municipal results and Alberta provincial results. It was a blast. Those two are the best. Tonight, however, I will be at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus – to speak to political science […]

John Tory wins! Homophobic school trustee Sotiropoulos loses! Toronto moves forward!

I'm glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over. I hoped to see more progressive councillors get elected across Toronto, but sadly the power of incumbency in many places is tough to beat. Kristyn Wong-Tam won in my ward, which is great. Show More Summary

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