Stephen Carter: ‘You don’t start big. You start small and you grow.’
Veteran Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis says it’s not as collegial as it used to be on the Hill, and technology and social media haven’t helped.
Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders talks about his latest book, The Myth of the Muslim Tide, and how Canada gets it right, and wrong on immigration.
Author Michael Cross says Robert Baldwin was the first political leader to see that Canada had to be a bi-cultural society and laid out the country’s future, way ahead of John A. Macdonald.
Bitumen-raking journalist Andrew Nikiforuk talks about his new book. He tells The Hill Times that fossil fuels are undermining democracy and enslaving consumers.
Grit pundit Warren Kinsella talks about his new book, Fight The Right: A Manual For Surviving The Coming Conservative Apocalypse.
Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson on his new book and how he says it’s time to shake up the delivery of medical services in Canada.
PBO Kevin Page also says the feds have changed Parliament’s spending authorities. And he’s fighting for Parliament.
CPAC’s Colette Watson says the industry challenge is trying to maintain long-form programming relevance in the 140-character Twitterverse.
There’s no one silver bullet to saving newspapers in Canada. But in the end people will have to be willing to pay for reliable news.
Christopher Waddell says today’s national media should rethink how they cover federal politics and elections.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is closing in on its 75th birthday and still entertains. Maybe that’s because it’s the best-filmed example of a powerful myth: that all politicians are crooks, and that things would be so much better if we could just send honest, plain-talking folk to our elected assemblies.
‘They saw themselves as in the information collecting business and sometimes it went to the media stuff and sometimes it went to the government. But that’s just not how Western reporters operate,’ says freelance journalist Mark Bourrie.
Former Globe editor John Willison ‘came from virtually nothing, with a grade school education—basically self-taught—and made himself into a knight and a man who was considered a leading journalist in English-speaking Canada.’
‘You don’t see photographs of refugees streaming through desolate country sides or being strafed by airplanes. You don’t see images of burned up cities and this kind of thing. War is presented to us as this glorious enterprise. To me that is a very disturbing tendency,’ says Warrior Nation co-author Jamie Swift.
CTV National News reporter Daniele Hamamdjian, 30, one of the youngest national TV network reporters on the Hill, has lots to say about covering the beat. And more.
Retiring Tory Sen. David Angus talks about money and politics and modernizing the Senate.