Politics & Opinion

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Top 3 Things Missing From The Ontario Housing Announcement

This morning, the Wynne government announced a series of 16 measures designed to make Ontario’s housing fairer for families and individuals. Unfortunately, these measures seem to be more focused on the mounting pressure for the government to do something, anything, to cool, correct and stabilize the burning-hot market rather than…

Confessions of a former “bossy girl”

As a child, I always anticipated parent-teacher interviews with a bit of dread. I wasn’t a bad student – the opposite, really. I consistently performed above average, earning myself the “gifted” label. Why the dread, then? According to teachers, I was a bossy, chatterbox, opinionated, precocious, know-it-all kind of girl.…

Coming full circle in Kingston: Queen’s Media & Journalism Conference

In March 2013, I spoke about digital communications, community management and blogging at the Queen’s Media & Journalism Conference in Kingston, ON.

Track the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Online

Today’s the big day. Want to go beyond the maps and poll results and keep tabs on things like voter sentiment and how many people have voted? The Internet’s got you covered. Facebook’s America Votes 2012 Map Head on over to Facebook’s America Votes 2012 map to see, in realtime,…

Trickle-down awareness: memes, social media & the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

In 2008, everyone was certain we were seeing the first “social media election”. The term was paraded around day & night; candidates and their supporters flocked to Twitter and Facebook; many a voter turnout prediction was made. What we saw in 2008 was nothing compared to what we’re seeing now…

A post from the future: Women & Leadership in 2077

This post is part of the Visions of the Future bloggers network – a group of bloggers inspired by the new TV series Continuum. The one hour police drama tells the story of Kiera Cameron, a regular cop from 65 years in the future who finds herself trapped in present day…

Magnotta murder leaves booze brands embroiled in PR crises

Brands are feeling the pressure in the wake of Luka Rocco Magnotta murder allegations. As people worldwide scour social media and newspapers for the latest in the murder that left one Concordia University student dead, brands are feeling the pain in a different way. Magnotta Wine and Labatt Blue are…