OPSEU Diablogue: Something is off this December — we’re ditching the parties for placards

Something is definitely off this holiday season. Instead of being invited to the usual round of parties, we’re getting invitations to demonstrations and press conferences. Instead of decorating halls we’re decorating placards. How oblivious Health Minister Deb Matthews is to … Continue reading →

The Ranting Canadian: News roundup: November 30, 2013 Here are a few thoughts about…

News roundup: November 30, 2013 Here are a few thoughts about recent Canadian political stories (in no particular order). Liberal spin on the Toronto Centre by-election Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have been falsely claiming they ran a wholly positive campaign in the Toronto Centre by-election, and that this is why they beat the ...

John Laforet - Blog: Scandal Fatigue

Working in public relations and government relations requires a lot of reading, watching and listening to the news. Knowing what is being reported helps to shape the narratives we develop for our clients and the discussions we have on their behalf. I like being on top of the news and between ‘as it happens’ media ...

OPSEU Diablogue: CBS: Deb Matthews’ indifference costing quality jobs in northern Ontario

Health Minister Deb Matthews is often regarded by the media as one of the front runners to replace Dalton McGuinty as Ontario Premier – a surprise given the intense scrutiny the Minister has been under for her role in the ORNGE air … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario gets worse grade than feds on CMA report card

Ontario is the only region in Canada to receive a worse rating than the federal government on how it deals with health care according to the Canadian Medical Association’s National Report Card for 2012. The report card represents a poll … Continue reading →