Category Archives: election 2011

Election 2011: What did journalists bring to the table?

Interesting conversation on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition on the media’s coverage of the election. What got me thinking was one of the panelists’ contention that the skills reporters bring to the table may not be useful to voters deciding … Continue reading

Posted in election 2011, future of journalism

Three reasons not to fear the NDP

Like everyone else, the NDP’s surge caught me by surprise. At the outset of the campaign, I was predicting a Liberal minority government, with an outside chance of a Liberal majority. My sense was that Harper had only one card … Continue reading

Posted in election 2011, NDP, socialist hordes

Michael Ignatieff’s failure

I’d like to suggest an alternative explanation to the emerging consensus about why Michael Ignatieff and his Liberal party are polling so poorly among Canadians. This consensus, echoed by Irshad Manji, Jeremy Keehn and countless others, is that the Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in election 2011, Michael Ignatieff