The union representing thousands of journalists in Ontario caused a shitstorm Monday when it asked its 2,600 members to consider the anti-labour policies a Progressive Conservative government led by Tim Hudak might enact and to vote accordingly.
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The Globe and Mail is currently negotiating a new contract with its employee union, and if management gets its way some of the newspaper’s journalists will soon be writing advertorials.
Scott White was the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Press for the last 15 years. On March 25 he joined Postmedia (the parent company of the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, canada.com and dailies across the country) as the Vice President of Content Strategy and Business Development.
Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders is widely considered something of a buffoon. Anders is prone to making outlandish, offensive statements and when he’s not doing that, he’s doing a pretty bad job at his actual job.
The columnists at Canada’s daily newspapers, those august voices who have graduated through the ranks of reporting to become our Serious Voices and Respected Elders, are just that — old.
Most of Canada is positioned pretty well in the OECD’s ranking of high school graduation rates: the national rate of high school graduation in 2011 was 89 per cent for Canadians aged 25 to 64, and all the provinces and territories except one ranged between 79 per cent and 92 per cent. According to the OECD, the average for a country was 75 per cent.
Jesse Myerson is a young left-wing journalist who recently wrote an article for Rolling Stone that advocates some solutions to America’s ongoing economic malaise. These solutions range from a guaranteed income to a land-value tax. They are reforms that assume the economy should serve the people (all of them), and not the other way around.
Andrew Cohen, a Carleton University journalism professor and syndicated columnist, has written a garbage column on the narcissism of the modern age that ought to get him fired.
The Speech from the Throne marks the start of another session of Parliament and allows the government of the day to lay out its agenda for the public. Unfortunately, throne speeches ultimately mean very little the day after they are delivered, but that hasn’t stopped news outlets from going crazy today in an attempt to make the most of the speech.
"Fuck off, poor people!" says Canada's national newspaper
After instituting a paywall on their website last year that allows readers to access 10 free articles per month, publisher and chief executive Philip Crawley spoke to Journalism.co.uk about what the paper has learned about its readership and how that has affected the paper’s behaviour.
Information on the mayor's possible criminal associations should be revealed without compromising defendants' rights
As every Canadian with an internet connection knows by now, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has had an eventful summer. Since mid-May Ford has been dealing with accusations that he has smoked crack and that his brother, city councillor Doug, was a teenaged drug kingpin in Etobicoke, among other things.
In the last few months there’s been some debate over why women’s publications don’t produce “serious journalism” like their male counterparts, and whether it’s even possible. Esquire and GQ have important news stories alongside their “how to wear a glen plaid suit” photoshoots, whereas Vogue and Cosmo have … more photoshoots. And sex tips, never forget the bizarre sex tips.
It’s long been known that youth are wont to dabble in misbehaviour and mind-altering substances. Sometimes young adults move on, keeping hilarious - or scary — stories from their Crazy Daze as Drug People. Other times youthful indiscretions set someone up for a lifetime of substance abuse issues; it’s a bit of a gamble, but one that many young people take without a second thought.
A Wendy’s in Brandon, Manitoba, was offering hungry customers the option of ordering a nine-patty T-Rex Burger. The cost to consumer? $21.99. The emotional reward for truly superhuman caloric intake (a T-Rex Burger is estimated to contain 3,000 calories)? Fucking priceless.
By now, everyone should know the basic outline of the Rob Ford crack cocaine story: Mayor allegedly hangs out with drug dealers, does drugs, gets filmed doing drugs, then the drug dealers try to sell the video.