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Communications, job interviews, and Toronto’s mayoralty

If elections are just great big job interviews (and they are) then communications – how you communicate, when you communicate, what you communicate – ultimately determine whether you get the job or not. There are exceptions to that, of course. (There are always exceptions in politics.)  In Toronto’s municipal campaign, there were three big things […]

I’m number 22! I’m number 22!

Here. Being beaten by 1, 5 and 9 is an honour. In respect of the rest of the list? Well, I haven’t really tweeted anything to #topoli since mid-August, so I particularly enjoyed beating 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 51, 54, 57, 65, 77, 82, 83, 95 and 101. (I’m petty, but you clearly dig […]

It isn’t Throwback Thursday, but I had to share this.

Saint Bonaventure Junior High student council, Calgary, 1976. Spot the cocky ones.

My final decision: John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam and Chris Moise all have my support!

It has been a grueling municipal election race in Toronto since it began all the way back in January, when the repugnant incumbent Rob Ford jumped into the race for mayor on the first day he could despite his many scandals. The lastShow More Summary

SFH live at The Only Cafe!

I thought we were terrible, but Big City Lib and the LaRoccas said we rocked. Several F Bombs were dropped. And lotsa dough was raised for Aboriginal Legal Services!

Check out 80s musical spoof 'Eternity: The Movie' at the Carlton this week...

Tonight, my boyfriend and I saw and thoroughly enjoyed the charming 80s musical spoof comedy film, 'Eternity: The Movie,' at Toronto's Carlton Cinema. I wanted to give the flick a shout-out. Directed by Ian Thorpe and starring the very...Show More Summary

Jihadist or lunatic?

The New York Times has a huge piece this morning, with multiple contributors, about the shooter and Ottawa (whose name I still refuse to use). Was he an Islamic radical, or just a drug addicted loser? Here are the Times’ first few grafs: OTTAWA — A loner. A drug addict. A criminal. A drifter. And […]

In Friday’s Sun: “we are never going to let this happen again”

Yep. That’s what he said: it caught them by surprise. That’s what RCMP Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud actually said at a shambles of a press conference on Wednesday, looking feckless and useless: the attack on Parliament Hill – the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo – “caught us by surprise.” It caught them by surprise, despite […]

Ottawa, right now

Here is an incredible video shot by Josh Wingrove of the Globe. It is looking down the Hall of Honour towards the library of Parliament. On either side of the hall are the rooms where MPs meet for caucus every Wednesday.

If you guys don’t come to our show tonight, I’ll never talk to you again

Actually, wait. If you don’t come, I will talk at you incessantly, without pause. That will motivate you better, I suspect.

SFH at the Garrison Wednesday night!

For Shift! For Chris Turner! For Evan Solomon! For civil liberties!

On ISIS fight, Canadians are with Obama

So sayeth Abacus.  The polling firm didn’t ask, but I suspect that they would have found that Canadians don’t think the President is doing what he’s doing because of his ego, either. Libs, take note.  

We live in dangerous times

The murder of the CAF member in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu by an avowed ISIS sympathizer had political implications, and within minutes.  Yesterday, the Prime Minister stood in the House of Commons to speak about the terrible event – even before the rest of us knew it had happened – and explicitly linked it to terrorism. “The individual who […]

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