Alberta Politics: So long, Suns? Frank Magazine says Postmedia will merge dailies in Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa

PHOTOS: The Edmonton Journal Building in downtown Edmonton, home to both the Edmonton Journal and  the Edmonton Sun. At least until March … Below: A sign of the (end) times? “Front counter service closed,” says a sign in the foyer of the Edmonton Journal Building in downtown Edmonton. Below that: Margo Goodhand, Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief. ...

The Ranting Canadian: A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news: Sun…

A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news: Sun “News” Network, aka Fox News North, aka the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation, aka Harper TV, aka Scum Spews is finally shutting down due to a shortage of viewers.  I just hope Harper doesn’t bail them out with our taxpayer dollars as part of his Conservative Action Adscam Plan ...

Politics and its Discontents: Good Riddance!

From my perspective as a serious consumer of news, Leslie Roberts will not be missed. Recommend this Post

ParliamANT Hill: PM’s Tour Ends With Chinese Reporter Being Hauled Away By RCMP

Inspired by this headline: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/23/harper-tour-chinese-reporter_n_3806307.html?1377288176&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

The Ranting Canadian: Jim Flaherty, the most incompetent finance minister in Canadian…

Jim Flaherty, the most incompetent finance minister in Canadian history, released his pathetic 2013 budget on March 21 and almost immediately snuck off to Hong Kong, en route to Thailand. He only stopped in Vancouver along the way – to give a scripted speech to an exclusive audience of Conservative-friendly corporate insiders. He won’t be ...

The Ranting Canadian: Rex Murphy is a high-paid troll with an extensive…

Rex Murphy is a high-paid troll with an extensive vocabulary. Murphy’s latest predictable, propagandizing public love letter to perpetual politician Stephen Harper is simply sickening to anyone who has been paying attention to what the HarperCons have been doing to their country. The snobby, elitist, preachy pundit must genuinely believe that regular Canadians are uninformed ...

The Ranting Canadian: Take a look at the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting…

Take a look at the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting (CCIR). It’s a very important non-profit organization that organizes and promotes investigative journalism in Canada and far beyond. Groups like this — and the reporters who are affiliated with them — are desperately needed in this era of corporate media super-concentration and the lazy, fluffy, ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Until Friday the 13th to become a rabble.ca member

I believe in independent and progressive Canadian journalism. The kind that’s free from corporate control and manipulation. I believe wholeheartedly. So do you. Let’s go Rabble then. This just received from rabble.ca, via email: “rabble’s annual membership campaign is coming to an end – extended to Friday this week. Sign up to support rabble at ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Government: Abuses Of A Nixonian Character

That is the description that Lawrence Martin applies to the Harper government in his latest column for iPolitics as he reflects on the vital and valiant role journalism played in uncovering the Watergate Scandal 40 years ago. However, while acknowledging some bright spots, Martin laments the unevenness of the contemporary Canadian journalistic landscape in holding ...