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Welcome to the blog page of my website. This is where I tell you about the latest happenings in my writing life and express my opinions on things going on in the world of Canadian writing, arts and politics. I’ve been blogging since 2004 and have created an index to the posts that have stood the test of time, which you can access by clicking HERE.

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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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