A Reflection on the Q&A with Faith Goldy and a Closer Look At Her Past Incendiary Comments

The responses to my Q&A with far-right mayoral candidate Faith Goldy have ranged from praise for studying a high-profile candidate's campaign largely ignored by the mainstream press to heavy criticism for being her "stenographer," "normalizing her," and allowing her to get away with lies. Upon reflection, and after discussing the issue on this week's CANADALAND's … Continue reading A Reflection on the Q&A with Faith Goldy and a Closer Look At Her Past Incendiary Comments

Q&A With Dark-Horse Toronto Mayoral Candidate Faith Goldy

She's so controversial I'll likely get attacked just for interviewing her and publishing this article, but former Sun News Network and Rebel Media journalist and staunch right-wing commentator Faith Goldy's Toronto mayoral run is newsworthy. As one top media figure who used to manage a newsroom put it: "If I had two people assigned to … Continue reading Q&A With Dark-Horse Toronto Mayoral Candidate Faith Goldy

How Stephen Harper Managed To Not Completely Ruin Relations With Other Countries

By Josh Lieblein During the Harper years, our perpetually anxious media would weep and wail about how Prime Minister Hair-In-The-Fridge was ruining our country's sainted International Reputation despite a complete lack of evidence to support that contention. Now that Trudeau is Prime Minister, it's suddenly everyone else's fault that nations around the world are annoyed with us. The … Continue reading How Stephen Harper Managed To Not Completely Ruin Relations With Other Countries

Doug Ford’s Foes Leave It All On The Field

Josh Lieblein Doug Ford's haters are absolutely burning hell to establish themselves as the #1 group of op-posers of all time. They absolutely will not tone it down, even if you ask them politely. It has only been two months and they've already: -called his win "a victory for white nationalists" -called him a dictator (and … Continue reading Doug Ford’s Foes Leave It All On The Field

Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

By Josh Lieblein How do you celebrate the upcoming defeat of the most unpopular Premier ever? With a Top 10 list, of course! Kathleen Wynne's nasty, bitter, desperate and vindictive performance during this campaign -- especially her recent "concession speech", which came off as a giant middle finger to her own party and her supporters -- has absolutely … Continue reading Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

By Josh Lieblein For what seems like forever, the Trudeau government and their provincial allies have been pushing for some sort of pan-Canadian price on carbon. Recall that the current Prime Minister was once of the opinion that the provinces should be left to decide how to make consumers pay. However, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna … Continue reading Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

Late last month I had a conference call with five representatives from the TDSB, a mediator from the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and veteran journalist and author Mark Bourrie from Ottawa, who I asked to join the call because he has extensive experience in filing freedom of information requests. The call ended with us agreeing … Continue reading Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Last month I published a piece on Raving Canuck that analyzed the Twitter follower counts of high-profile Canadian accounts. Using software from Twitter Audit (not an exact science), results showed the ratio of supposedly real to fake followers varied widely among some of Canada's top Twitter accounts. Several journalists were intrigued enough by the piece to … Continue reading A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Scott Reid’s Partisan Deeds

By Josh Lieblein (UPDATE: JUNE 1, 2018) Well, as I look back over this article as Scotty lashes out at Ontario Proud on Twitter with less than a week to go before the OntLibs get annihilated, I have to wonder: What was Wynne thinking, letting this guy within a hundred feet of her campaign? She probably … Continue reading Scott Reid’s Partisan Deeds