Sharon Fraser

Sharon Fraser is a former editor of rabble.ca who worked for a number of years as a freelance journalist and broadcaster. She is most recently a columnist with the progressive newspaper Catholic New Times, and an editor with www.chra-achru.ca (Canadian Housing), a magazine that covers issues around social housing in Canada. She has, at different times, been a regular or occasional contributor to regional and national publications, including This Magazine and The Canadian Forum, as well as Catholic New Times, writing about political, social and cultural issues. She was a regular participant on CBC Radio Morningside's political panel and on CBC-TV (Maritimes) Saturday Edition weekly panel discussion and has been an occasional commentator for CTV, Newsworld, CBC Radio. She has written and reported on co-operative issues for Co-op Atlantic and Atlantic Co-operator. She has been editor of Atlantic Fisherman (covering the commercial fishery in the four Atlantic provinces), Atlantic Insight (a general interest magazine), and Miramichi Leader (a prize-winning twice-weekly newspaper in New Brunswick.) Sharon Fraser was a contributor to the book Crossing That Bridge: A Critical Look at the P.E.I. Fixed Link writing a chapter on privatization of the Strait crossing (published by Ragweed Publications) and was a contributor to A Woman's Almanac, a product of East Coast Women and Words, with profiles of Nova Scotia women (published by Creative Publishers, St. John's, Nfld.) For a number of years, she wrote a column on feminist issues for The Daily News in Halifax. She is an occasional columnist and feature writer with Spotlight, a German magazine published in English in Munich, about political and cultural issues in Canada. She has lectured at the university level in women's studies and journalism.

Sharon Fraser
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Jan 30, 2012
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Personality and winnability are factors that will matter

Sharon Fraser
It can't be easy to be 1/8 of a travelling political roadshow, when you're all in the same party, all have the same goal, and all want you to choose them over the other seven to help attain that goal.
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Jun 17, 2011

Who's really responsible?

Sharon Fraser
This Stanley Cup series was accorded so much more importance than it should have been. The expectations -- on both the teams and the fans -- were far too high.
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May 17, 2011

An issue that deserved some solid feminism

Sharon Fraser
A police officer in Toronto spoke to a group of university students and he told them that if they don't want to be raped, they shouldn't dress like sluts. And SlutWalk was born.
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May 11, 2011

Voting for the faceless stranger

Sharon Fraser
I've voted in many federal elections, always NDP. As often as not, I've marked my X beside a name I didn't recognize, someone who had never knocked at my door, someone who, I knew, lived far far away.
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May 3, 2011

Harper's to-do list

Sharon Fraser
My 16-year-old son, understanding my devastation, said, "What will he do?" So many people scoff at the idea of politics, saying, "What's the point? They're all the same." No. They're not the same.
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May 2, 2011

Looking back, looking ahead

Sharon Fraser
It took a few years for the Toronto Star to catch up with rabble.ca but it moved one step closer last week when it endorsed Jack Layton and the NDP. rabble.ca was way ahead of it.
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Apr 11, 2011

Waiting for the tide to turn

Sharon Fraser
If you hammer on any point long enough, the belief goes, it will eventually penetrate the collective consciousness and be accepted as true.
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Mar 28, 2011

Harper's dirty little game

Sharon Fraser
I have waited patiently for this election campaign to start and I can only hope it's the beginning of the end of Harper.
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Nov 11, 2010

Today: A tool of propaganda

Sharon Fraser
How can people say -- and seem to really believe -- that war is not romanticized, sentimentalized, glorified? Remembrance Day has now become Remembrance Week.

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