Setting a Rumour Straight Regarding the Hijab Hoax

I don't intend to belabour the Hijab Hoax story anymore -- other than to hold the Toronto District School Board to account for its involvement in the rushed press conference -- but I received a belated response from a person of interest dragged into the right-wing conspiracy theories floating online about the Hijab Hoax because … Continue reading Setting a Rumour Straight Regarding the Hijab Hoax

The Centre Couldn’t Hold

By Josh Lieblein It was damn close. Closer than all the pundits and professional predictors thought it would be. But even if it had been the other way around and Elliott had edged Ford out, the takeaway is the same:  Those who think that they can stave off the populist revolution with the same old centrist … Continue reading The Centre Couldn’t Hold

Update On The Freedom of Information Request With The Toronto District School Board Regarding How It Dealt With The Hijab Hoax

In a week's time Raving Canuck has raised just under $800 or 40 per cent of the $2,000 goal to fund our journalism project of finding out what happened at the Toronto District School Board during the Hijab Hoax debacle, and what led to the TDSB sanctioning a rushed press conference at one of its … Continue reading Update On The Freedom of Information Request With The Toronto District School Board Regarding How It Dealt With The Hijab Hoax

Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

On Sunday evening at 9 p.m. I had a chance to interview Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership candidate Doug Ford. The interview ranged from discussing former PC leader Patrick Brown's policy manifesto, The People's Guarantee, to the exorbitant fees for provincial and municipal freedom of information requests to problems with the PC Party's voting … Continue reading Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

Crowdfunding to Get to the Bottom of the Toronto District School Board’s Involvement in the Hijab Hoax Debacle

Raving Canuck  is fundraising to access all of the communications at the Toronto District School Board  in regards to the Hijab Hoax incident. We're looking to get clarity on the TDSB's involvement in allowing a rushed press conference to take place at one of its schools -- where the two kids told false stories about … Continue reading Crowdfunding to Get to the Bottom of the Toronto District School Board’s Involvement in the Hijab Hoax Debacle

BREAKING: Kathleen Wynne And The Liberals In A Glass House When It Comes To Abuse, Can’t Throw Stones At PCs

By Josh Lieblein While everyone else is rushing to gawk at the PC Party of Ontario dumpster fire, we're at least TRYING to talk about the shady practices of our Liberal Premier and her party. Lost in the tumult of the last few weeks has been the story of how Deanna Natale, aka Deanna Sgro, … Continue reading BREAKING: Kathleen Wynne And The Liberals In A Glass House When It Comes To Abuse, Can’t Throw Stones At PCs

Brown Begins Process of Suing CTV and CP24

On Friday former Ontario PC Leader and current PC leadership candidate Patrick Brown’s lawyers’ libel notice was served to CTV over its “false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory” reporting of sexual misconduct allegations against Brown. The defendants listed in the libel notice include CTV News president Wendy Freeman, chief news anchor Lisa LaFlamme, reporters Glenn McGregor … Continue reading Brown Begins Process of Suing CTV and CP24

Fool PC Party of Ontario Members Once, Shame On You. Fool Them Twice, Shame on Them

By Josh Lieblein So it's rapidly becoming clear that there are no wholly good actors in the evolving saga of Patrick Brown. Everyone's got dirt on them and picking a side is thus very difficult. To that end, while my colleague Graeme Gordon tackles the maelstrom of back and forth allegations and counter-allegations in his … Continue reading Fool PC Party of Ontario Members Once, Shame On You. Fool Them Twice, Shame on Them

Some Completely Fair Questions For People Who Believe Patrick Brown Was The Victim Of A Conspiracy

By Josh Lieblein The Patrick Brown "coup"/Inside Job theory is a masterwork of motivated reasoning. The Brown loyalists are clearly trying to explain away their own cognitive dissonance. They are trying to convince themselves — as opposed to anyone else — that Brown is innocent. They aren't bothering to ask or answer any of the most basic or … Continue reading Some Completely Fair Questions For People Who Believe Patrick Brown Was The Victim Of A Conspiracy