I was on CTV News Channel today to talk about the Senate audits. The clip was short and to the point, and I had been hoping to talk a bit more about the reaction to the new rules, but it was still a good clip, and I'm glad to have been asked to speak about it.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
story up on iPolitics.ca today, which looks at the coming adoption of the Commonwealth Charter by Canada, and all other Commonwealth member countries. This follow up on stories that I wrote about the previous Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, when the idea of the Charter was part of the Eminent Person's Report. It's nice to be able to do these kinds of follow-up stories and to see the development of this kind of engagement, and of watching the Commonwealth evolve with a new sense of purpose.
Friday, February 15, 2013
spoke with Amanda Blitz about one of my favourite topics - the Senate. Despite some initial nerves (it was just me in a broom closet with a bright light, a camera and an earpiece), it was not bad for a first time out. You just might be seeing more of me in the future.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
story up on the Politics page of Macleans.ca, whereby I get to look at my two favourite things - the Crown and the Senate - in the same story. Not only that, but I got to talk with some of my favourite senators. It was a fun story to write, because it's an issue I've been following for a couple of weeks, and I got to be a really big constitutional wonk.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
story up on iPolitics.ca today for World AIDS Day, which looks at the year that the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network had, which was marked by a number of setbacks, with the Supreme Court decision that went against their position, as well as the defeat of the CAMR bill in the House of Commons. After a couple of months of doing daily posting over at Macleans.ca, it was nice to get to write a full-fledged story as a change of pace.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
story for Macleans.ca is an interview with Progressive Conservative Senator Elaine McCoy, who remembers her old friend and mentor Peter Lougheed. McCoy replaced Lougheed as the MLA for Calgary West after his retirement from politics, and she remains a Progressive Conservative to this day largely because of his legacy. There was some great material here, and I only wish I had more space to recount a couple more of her recollections of Lougheed.