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Alberta Politics: Database shows how schools, cities, charities, plus media and Alberta firms bankroll Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party

PHOTOS: Premier Brad Wall, whose Saskatchewan Party has been receiving donations from such taxpayer-supported institutions as municipalities, a health region, public libraries, school boards, universities, colleges, a Crown corporation and registered charities. Below: Progress Alberta Executive Director Duncan Kinney; blogger and non-New Democrat Dave Cournoyer; and former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith. Maybe Brad Wall . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Database shows how schools, cities, charities, plus media and Alberta firms bankroll Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints.

Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3

— John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015

Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Mike Duffy’s Chickens Come Home to Roost in Harper’s Backyard?

“Because my family has no money, I’ve decided to become a prostitute. That’s right, I’m going into politics. ” ― Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

During the final days of the 2008 Canadian federal election campaign, the Liberals were starting to climb in the polls. . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Mike Duffy’s Chickens Come Home to Roost in Harper’s Backyard?

In This Corner: It’s TV’s golden age … except in Canada.

There is no doubt that we are living in a golden age of television. Once looked down upon as a lesser form of entertainment in relation to the lordly world of the ‘cinema’, television has now usurped the movies as the premiere mode of viewing entertainment. I defy anyone to name one movie playing on . . . → Read More: In This Corner: It’s TV’s golden age … except in Canada.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: CBSC Dings CBC

From the release:

Ottawa, August 7, 2013 – The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) today released its decision concerning news reports broadcast on CTV News Channel on February 25, 2013.  Two reports erroneously stated that a Palestinian man being detained in an Israeli prison had been participating in a hunger strike when he died.  The . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CBSC Dings CBC

Politics and its Discontents: If the Prime Minister Obstructs Justice, Isn’t It Still A Criminal Offence?

CTV reports the following:

The Prime Minister’s Office has been withholding from the RCMP an email about the $90,000 cheque Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff wrote to Sen. Mike Duffy…

RCMP investigators have been trying to obtain the email ever since CTV News first revealed its existence two months ago.The prime minister’s communications . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: If the Prime Minister Obstructs Justice, Isn’t It Still A Criminal Offence?

Alberta Diary: Campaign Dairy Volume 3: My website arrives

Here’s a peek at the interior of DavidClimenhaga.ca – my campaign website. Below: Yours Truly, looking serious.

It’s about the point in a campaign where voters start paying attention to who the candidates are and what each of them stands for.

So I’m pleased to be able to tell you that my . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Campaign Dairy Volume 3: My website arrives

Politics and its Discontents: A Little Something For Your Friday Consideration

We are about to go out exploring downtown Edmonton, so just a little something for your viewing pleasure today. It might be useful to bear in mind the context within which this should be viewed, the decision by Mike Duffy in 2008 to show the false starts and stops of Stephane Dion, then the Leader . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Little Something For Your Friday Consideration

Alberta Diary: Two polls show how, and maybe why, Alberta’s Tory coalition is crumbling

Weakened but still standing: The mighty Tory edifice. Don’t panic. This is a metaphor! Below: Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

It’s interesting to juxtapose the results of two new polls on related but different topics that were released yesterday – a Think HQ poll of Alberta voter intentions and an Environics poll of Albertans . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Two polls show how, and maybe why, Alberta’s Tory coalition is crumbling

The Ranting Canadian: CTV: Toronto sets warm weather record, Manitoba digs out from storm

CTV: Toronto sets warm weather record, Manitoba digs out from storm :

This weekend, Toronto and other areas of southern Ontario set all-time high records for temperatures in January. In response, short-sighted morons express glee about spring-like weather when it is supposed to be winter. They spout idiotic slogans like: “If this is global warming, . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: CTV: Toronto sets warm weather record, Manitoba digs out from storm

calgaryliberal.com: Harvey Locke (Calgary-Centre Liberal candidate) on CTV

Harvey Locke was on Don Martin’s Power Play last night talking about his campaign in Calgary-Centre. Click here to watch the clip!

Five of Five: Alberta Business Leaders Prefer Romney

Alberta Business leaders have expressed a preference for Mitt Romney in the upcoming Presidential election: The online survey of 241 business leaders favoured Romney, with 42 per cent of support, over Obama, with 34 per cent. The support for Romney w… . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Alberta Business Leaders Prefer Romney

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Green Party of Sask AGM ; Hot Wind

I helped out at the Green Party of Saskatchewan’s AGM this year. It’s the first Green anything AGM I’ve been to. I’ve previously been to a Sask Liberal leadership convention as a member a decade ago, and the NDP convention last year as (a blogger) media. The results of the executive elections are available, and . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Green Party of Sask AGM ; Hot Wind

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: VikiLeaks30: A Little Deserved Contempt

I enjoyed all three of the videos that play in succession on this CTV page. Kady live blogging in the background is amusing. I supposed most people get funny facial expressions while they are writing, I can only imagine mine while I’m blogging. Her crack up at the revelation of the VikiLeaks password (StrongStableConservativeMajorityGovernment) was . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: VikiLeaks30: A Little Deserved Contempt

Don Martin woes: When telling Dimitri Soudas and Bell boss to “go fuck yourselves” can get you suspended from CTV.

Don Martin: badass

I would have loved to been a fly on the glass.

I wonder how many free speech warriors from the right will race to Don Martin’s defence?

Don Martin, the new Canadian hero. Speaking for the rest of us.

Cross posted at Let Freedom . . . → Read More: Don . . . → Read More: Don Martin woes: When telling Dimitri Soudas and Bell boss to “go fuck yourselves” can get you suspended from CTV.

cmkl: Cut staff but not services? That’s unpossible

Now when I was a journalist, if someone made an assertion as daft as the one above, I would have left it out of the story just because it made no sense. But if you’re CTV, you apparently leave it as the lead.

The Disaffected Lib: Top General Nails CTV Reporter as Harper Mule

Oh, this is juicy.  Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk saw the Harper government’s hand at work when CTV reporter Bob Fife got his hands on flight logs showing the general had used an armed forces Challenger jet to attend sporting events, the Calgary Stampede and to meet up with his family for . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Top General Nails CTV Reporter as Harper Mule

CTV: Now Reporting Breaking News From July 2010!

Everyone has known about this for a long time.  I have been out of the country for three years, and out of Ottawa for the better part of eight years, and I knew.  There is no excuse, none, for failing to report on this before or during an ele… . . . → Read More: CTV: Now Reporting Breaking News From July 2010!

Art Threat: CTV’s Quebec City bureau chief Kai Nagata tells why he quit his job

Kai Nagata was CTV’s bureau chief in Quebec City at 24 years of age. That was until he left the world of centrist journalism earlier this week and revealed his reasons and his criticisms of the state of mainstream news in Canada on his blog Freedom 24 . His bold truth-telling hits to the core of how Canadian […] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: CTV’s Quebec City bureau chief Kai Nagata tells why he quit his job

Politics and its Discontents: The State of Journalism

Thanks to Dr. Dawg for posting this link to an essay by Kai Nagata, who writes about why he recently quit his job as a reporter for CTV. His observations about the current state of television journalism are instructive, and will be of interest to anyon… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The State of Journalism

Leftist Jab: CTV Quebec City Bureau Chief Kai Nagata Quits: Rips TV Journalism

In what is the most spectacular long blog post I’ve read from a TV personality ever, former Quebec City bureau chief Kai Nagata explains why he quit his job.This came to my attention via Fagstein’s blog which is a must read for all things relating to Q… . . . → Read More: Leftist Jab: CTV Quebec City Bureau Chief Kai Nagata Quits: Rips TV Journalism

Jacked Up: Raitt-Gate

So the opposition want Lisa Raitt to resign over the fact that secret documents were left at CTV for almost a week. I can see the rationale, especially since Harper himself said that cabinet ministers would be held “personally accountable for the security of their staff and offices.” And that “Ministers are always responsible for . . . → Read More: Jacked Up: Raitt-Gate