Elizabeth May: Not as advertised

"Not as advertised." That's the catchphrase Conservatives are using to bash Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It's a line of attack the NDP might want to use against Green Party leader Elizabeth May. May is under fire for suggesting that, if found guilty on fraud and corruption charges, SNC-Lavalin should be compelled to resolve the drinking … Continue reading Elizabeth May: Not as advertised

Veterans in unique position to discredit far-right extremism

Faith Goldy loves veterans. “I personally wish every day was Remembrance Day,” she said during a Nov. 11, 2015 Rebel Media broadcast. Goldy was later fired by the Rebel when her bigotry went “too far” even for Ezra Levant. But she continues to exploit Canadians’ affinity for veterans, using wartime propaganda posters to advance her … Continue reading Veterans in unique position to discredit far-right extremism

Protesters give far-right leader a bigger platform

Thanks to well-meaning but overzealous protesters, the head of a tiny far-right political party is enjoying a much bigger platform than he deserves. Stephen Garvey only drew a few supporters to his June 22 rally at Grand Parade in Halifax. Left alone, the National Citizens Alliance (NCA) leader would have howled into his megaphone for … Continue reading Protesters give far-right leader a bigger platform

Protesters confront far-right party leader

The leader of a fledgling, far-right political party was confronted by about 100 protesters in Halifax today. Stephen Garvey, head of the National Citizens Alliance (NCA), arrived at Grand Parade around noon, two hours before his party's scheduled "Canada First" rally. Garvey was quickly surrounded by chanting protesters, who herded him across Grand Parade and … Continue reading Protesters confront far-right party leader

A brief look ahead at the Sackville-Cobequid byelection

Apart from an investigation into alleged campaign violations, the byelection campaign in Sackville-Cobequid has been a fairly humdrum affair. Still, the race to replace longtime MLA Dave Wilson, who resigned late last year to pursue other opportunities, is an important political yardstick more than two years into the current provincial mandate. The New Democrats first … Continue reading A brief look ahead at the Sackville-Cobequid byelection

Some essential podcasts for the 2019 federal election

With the federal election fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favourite political podcasts. If you don't currently listen to podcasts, you might want to give them a try. They provide easy, downloadable, enjoy-anywhere access to some of the best political interviews and analysis in the country. … Continue reading Some essential podcasts for the 2019 federal election