Toronto Elite Can Guffaw At Steve Bannon All They Like, But They Ignore His Words At Their Own Peril

Last Friday an unruly mob of protesters greeted well-heeled Munk Debate attendees with hostility as they lined up to enter Roy Thompson Hall to watch the debate between two intellectual heavyweights. Toronto-born American conservative pundit David Frum faced-off against former Trump White House chief strategist and co-founder of conservative firebrand news website Breitbart Steve Bannon. … Continue reading Toronto Elite Can Guffaw At Steve Bannon All They Like, But They Ignore His Words At Their Own Peril

Some Completely Fair Questions About Normalizing Extremist Rhetoric in Canada

By Josh Lieblein Now that the electorate has rendered an overwhelming verdict of "meh" on Faith Goldy and her fairly desperate attempts to inject white-nationalist flavoured fervour into an otherwise crashingly boring mayoral campaign, we can finally talk about her without being accused of "normalizing" her and her rhetoric -- hopefully. Although Goldy wasn't the … Continue reading Some Completely Fair Questions About Normalizing Extremist Rhetoric in Canada

Ultra Low Expectations: How Faith Goldy Wins, No Matter The Election Results

When Canadian media by and large pretend a relatively high-profile mayoral candidate doesn't exist -- despite her repeatedly polling in third -- and the only major news outlet in the city giving straight reporting on her campaign is a Chinese-Canadian TV network (the least communistic of the lot, apparently) many average citizens in a so-called free … Continue reading Ultra Low Expectations: How Faith Goldy Wins, No Matter The Election Results

Faith Goldy Hires Top Civil Rights Lawyer Clayton Ruby in Attempt to Force Bell Media to Air Her Mayoral Ad

High-profile Canadian constitutional law and civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby is representing white nationalist mayoral candidate Faith Goldy in a legal dispute with Bell Media. "The purpose of the Press Conference is to announce and answer questions about a law suit (sic) against Bell Media inc. for an order compelling them to broadcast Faith Goldy's … Continue reading Faith Goldy Hires Top Civil Rights Lawyer Clayton Ruby in Attempt to Force Bell Media to Air Her Mayoral Ad

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

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

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