A Look At The Toronto Mayoral Debates’ Arcane Selection Processes

As the first round of Toronto mayoral debates takes place this week, questions arise of how different organizations hosting the debates chose the four or five candidates to participate in their events out of the 35 mayoral candidates registered. On Monday, ArtsVote hosted a debate including front-runners Mayor John Tory and former city planner Jennifer … Continue reading A Look At The Toronto Mayoral Debates’ Arcane Selection Processes

Toronto District School Board Initial Access to Information Return on ‘Hijab Hoax’ Leaves More Questions than Answers

At long last, after waiting seven months, which really feels like a lifetime with everything that's happened in the news subsequently, the Access to Information (ATI) request with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for all communications pertaining to the "hijab hoax" --occurring way back on January 12 -- has finally been completed. Although the … Continue reading Toronto District School Board Initial Access to Information Return on ‘Hijab Hoax’ Leaves More Questions than Answers

Raving Review: Snowflake’s Chance: The 2016 Campaign Diary of Justin Trudeau-Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior, a Novel by Curtis Edmonds

By Josh Lieblien What if I told you that an American writer and former employee of George W. Bush and Rick Perry published a novel where the protagonist shares the same name as our Prime Minister? Is it a weird coincidence, like how there are different independently-developed Dennis The Menace comic strips in America and the UK, … Continue reading Raving Review: Snowflake’s Chance: The 2016 Campaign Diary of Justin Trudeau-Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior, a Novel by Curtis Edmonds

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

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