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We are set to release Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal

I know this site has been quiet, but it’s been for a reason: a flat-out effort to research, write and edit out my upcoming book: Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal, being published in early March by Nimbus Publishing of … Continue reading

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The stump speech you would like to hear, finally

A lot of people thought my column in the Chronicle Herald today, A stump speech you will never hear was a bit too cynical. I don’t like cynicism, especially in myself, so I offer this. Here’s a speech we wish … Continue reading

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Internet snoops and the great Canadian migration

Hey all; Two posts today via my mainstream media clients: a piece on Bill C-12 and government snooping in The Chronicle Herald and in the Charlottetown Guardian, observations on the current state of the cross-Canada economy, literally. The Herald piece … Continue reading

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Re: Champ, Part 2

I fixed up the rushed piece that I wrote in memory of Henry Champ for The Novascotian in today’s Sunday Herald. Here’s a link. There’s way more Henry in it, and way less about me. Proper thing. Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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The Great Henry Champ, R.I.P. big guy

The Champster I only knew Henry Champ from two parts of the world he had covered and I couldn’t claim to be a lifelong friend, not even a peer really. But that doesn’t lessen my sadness at hearing that the … Continue reading

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National Energy Strategy? Yeah, right

I wouldn’t say this in a column, because columnists aren’t supposed to say such things. But this isn’t a column, it’s a blog post, which is 100 per cent not the same. I told you so. Okay, maybe it was … Continue reading

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A new season, new commitments

Yes I have been a lazy sod for the past several months, it’s been too nice out to do otherwise. But I do want to welcome new readers from The Charlottetown Guardian to the site. My column, The Maritimes, started … Continue reading

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Yellow is the new colour of arrogance and intolerance

That a 17-year old with a religious-themed tee shirt can upset a school board and create a furor in the media shouldn’t surprise anyone. School boards are notoriously easy to rile and they seem to fall for every provocation. Their … Continue reading

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The fracking freak-out to come

To frack or not to frack, that is the question the Nova Scotia government doesn’t have to think about for another two years. But it’s a question we should be asking ourselves, or a series of questions about energy and … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished! Sort of.

We interrupt this program to bring you an information bulletin from the Department of National Defence. Here is the bulletin: a Canadian naval submarine has successfully fired a torpedo. That is all. Well, actually more than one torpedo as the … Continue reading

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