There’s little chance that Jack Layton will get a fair reading of his platform and people’s response to it from the mainstream Canadian media. A great example of this is a sleazy little piece written by Gloria Galloway, who’s covering the NDP campaig… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY NINE: Platforms (part one)
In a memorable rant Rick Mercer lays out a host of reasons those between the ages of 18 and 25 should get out and vote in the coming May 2 election. For starters there’s 3 million such voters which is more than enough to have a massive effect on the … . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY SEVEN: "It’s Why Your Tuition Keeps Going up!"
Okay, so I’ve coined a silly word and am probably jumping the gun on this. Michael Ignatieff has only a smidgen of momentum but it’s a good start for a guy who has been unable to get any for almost three years now. According to pollster Nik Nanos, Igg… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY SIX: Ignamentum!
With five parties vying for Canadians votes — the Bloc of course restricted to the province of Quebec where they will likely to retain or at least be in contention for approximately one sixth of the seats available in Canada — there are a lot of nar… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY FIVE: Trying To Keep Up
I have had my heart set on going to the polls since last year when Harper, our Evangelical Christian PM, reverted to form once again and started cramming his beliefs into Canadian policy. For me it began when he and his party decided to deny fund… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY FOUR: Things Get Interesting Early