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

The planet’s doomed, but at least we have a royal baby and the Met Gala

Thank heavens for the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby and the 71st annual Met Gala. If not for these two celebrity events yesterday, we might be forced to acknowledge an apocalyptic UN report on nature, biodiversity and the overall health of the planet. Sir Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity … Continue reading The planet’s doomed, but at least we have a royal baby and the Met Gala

And the winner is … Derek Fildebrandt

Organizers of last night's Alberta leaders debate did Freedom Conservative Party leader Derek Fildebrandt a huge favour. By saving the bearded Airbnb magnate from the 90-minute smear-fest, the media consortium made him the clear winner. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney was smarmy, sarcastic and imperious. He made no apologies for his party's racist, homophobic … Continue reading And the winner is … Derek Fildebrandt