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

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

The Blubbery and Gluttonous Walrus Magazine

The Unintentional Relevancy of The Walrus Today At the end of February, the federal Liberal government announced in its new budget that it would be allocating $50 million -- spread out over five years -- to local journalism in underserved communities. It was a drop in the bucket for an industry hemorrhaging cash by the millions … Continue reading The Blubbery and Gluttonous Walrus Magazine

The Perfectly Reasonable Reason Why Huffington Post Blurred the Woman’s Face in their Hijab Hoax Press Conference Picture

As I explained in my last post, Shamiza Baig responded and categorically refutes the rumours on social media claiming, without any evidence, that she was the one to orchestrate the Hijab Hoax and was present at the press conference. Another piece of flimsy "evidence" conspiracy theorists clung to was that the Huffington Post also blurred … Continue reading The Perfectly Reasonable Reason Why Huffington Post Blurred the Woman’s Face in their Hijab Hoax Press Conference Picture

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

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

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