Canadaâ€™s long gun registry could soon be scrapped thanks to a vote on a Private Memberâ€™s Bill that passed in the House of Commons on November 4th. Candice Hoeppner, a Conservative MP from Manitoba, introduced it with the blessing of the prime minister, who sees it …Read More
Normally there would be little reason to compare and contrast Karen Armstrong, a wildly popular writer on religion and Tim Flannery, the Australian palaeontologist and author. The random occasion to do so was their appearance within half an …Read More
(The following post was published in the 20th anniversary edition of The Hill Times newspaper on October 5, 2009):
Â The Hill Times is a niche publication in the best sense of the word. It is preoccupied with everything that happens on (and around) …Read More
There is much speculation about when we will have a federal election in Canada. Columnist Sheila Copps, a former MP, predicts that it will be before the snow flies. For who will people identifying themselves as belonging to a religion cast their votes? This …Read More
Canadaâ€™s eight-year war in Afghanistan is losing support no matter how much money and effort our government and military invest in trying to convince us that it is noble and worthwhile. A growing number of people believe either that the war is a tragic …Read More
Call a news conference only if you have something new or significant to announce — journalists will lose respect for you if you summon them for no important reason.
Choose a time that works best for local media deadlines & a location easily accessible for reporters and television cameras.
Consider choosing a location that is appropriate to …Read More
President Barack Obama attempted in a September 10 television appearance to recover lost ground in the debate over his proposed health care reform. In a 46-minute speech to Congress, Obama insisted that …Read More
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has written to three large American religious groups offering positive comments on the value of a publicly financed and administered health care system. Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, the CCCâ€™s general secretary, sent a …Read More