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Arthur Kent wins big against Postmedia and its former columnist (updated)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Defamation cases rarely go to trial in Alberta. When they do, if the plaintiffs win, the damages awarded are often nominal.

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A flyer from my local MP urges me to demand that Justin Trudeau hold a referendum

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

The Conservatives want a national referendum on electoral reform. But under current laws such a referendum cannot be held.

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Pierre Berton a dry historian? Tell me another.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

A writer for the National Post accuses Pierre Berton of being “a writer of dry history books.” I beg to differ.

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The column I never got to write for the Calgary Herald

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Newspapers and Magazines | 0 comments

When I left the Calgary Herald, I didn’t get a chance to write a farewell column. Here’s what I might have written.

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Ambassador Kevin Vickers makes a citizen’s arrest

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

While Irish security forces looked on, Canada’s Kevin Vickers took prompt action to apprehend an agitator at a remembrance ceremony in Dublin.

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How Fort McMurray grew from a sleepy northern frontier community into a boomtown

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

It took Fort McMurray little more than half a century to grow from a town of 1,200 to a city seven times that size.

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