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Scoundrels and Scallywags now back in print

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

An old friend returns to the bookshelves.

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Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Journalism, Media | 0 comments

Toronto journalist Jesse Brown has co-written a book mocking all things Canadian. It’s supposed to be funny. It’s not.

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Why I applaud the Federal Court ruling against York University for copyright infringement

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Justice | 0 comments

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that writers like me are entitled to fair compensation for work we have created. York University thought otherwise.

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Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Is the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in jeopardy now that BC has a new government firmly opposed to it? The jury is out but the indications are that the project will still proceed, albeit at a slower rate than before.

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Press freedom has been threatened before, in Canada

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Media, Press freedom | 0 comments

In 1937, a Canadian province tried to muzzle the press. It failed.

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Updating Alberta’s Labour Relation Code

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Job losses, Labour relations, Politics | 0 comments

The Alberta government has retooled the province’s dated labour laws. The result isn’t perfect, but it’s a start.

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