rabble.ca series - Hill Dispatches

rabble.ca series - Hill Dispatches

Karl Nerenberg joins rabble to cover news for the rest of us from Parliament Hill. Karl has been a journalist for over 25 years including eight years as the producer of the CBC show The House. He has written scripts for documentary films and long-form television reports for such shows as Le Point and Actuel on Radio Canada television and The Journal on CBC-TV. Karl also founded and, for five years, edited the magazine Federations: What's new in federalism worldwide.

Karl has been awarded a Gemini award, a Best International Documentary Series award (from "la communauté des televisions francophones"), a CBC Radio Award for Best New Series (C'est la vie) among others. As a broadcaster, Mr. Nerenberg produced and directed television series and documentaries in a wide range of genres and on a great variety of subjects -- from civil war in Central America, to the crisis in South Africa's Apartheid system.

Karl works in both English and French, and can be reached at karl@rabble.ca

 

Photo: flickr/Danielle Scott
Jun 21 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government has done what the Harper Conservatives said couldn't be done. It has negotiated a deal with the provinces to raise CPP contributions and enrich pension payouts.
Jun 17 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government will set up a parliamentary committee to oversee all security and intelligence activities. But that will be just the beginning of fixing what is wrong with C-51.
Photo: flickr/Michael Vadon
Jun 15 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | When Donald Trump says Muslims are the enemy, not too-accessible automatic weapons, he may sound unhinged to many. But his rhetoric resonates with millions of Americans.
Image: PMO by Adam Scotti
Jun 10 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Hillary Clinton is the first woman to, most likely, become a major party's nominee for president. She's also the spouse of a former president; just as our PM is the son of a revered PM. Dynasty time?
Screenshot: Trudeau explains motion to change committee
Jun 2 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | In a remarkable willingness to compromise, the Liberals have backed the NDP electoral reform committee. Now it's on to finding a voting system more than one party will support. No easy task.
Photo: flickr/Ken Teegardin
Jun 1 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The highly respected Centre for the Study of Living Standards issued a report on its composite economic well-being index. The results, for Canada, are close to a failing grade.
Photo: flickr/Jason Howie
May 31 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The vicious social media attacks against Ruth-Ellen Brosseau shocked parliamentarians from all parties. Some readers may not have seen them, and so, as a public service, here is a sample.
Image: pm.gc.ca/Adam Scotti
May 30 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | MPs had hoped to have a chance to represent their constituents' deeply felt concerns on assisted dying. The government is in a hurry, though, because June 6 is only a week away.
Photo: flickr/APEC 2013
May 27 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives meet in Vancouver and hear their outgoing leader boast that he has bequeathed them a party in great shape, poised to return to power. When Liberals gather we can expect sunny ways.
Photo: flickr/Canada 2020
May 26 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister is getting huge support on social media, where the opposition are worms (and worse) for slowing him down. Let's hope it does not go to his head.