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: wikimedia commons
May 3 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Karl Péladeau was an outlier among leaders of the party founded by René Lévesque. He was further to the right and more hardline on the national question. Which way will the PQ turn now?
Photo: flickr/Eva Blue
Apr 27 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The still-new Minister of Canadian Heritage has launched an ambitious project to rethink all federal cultural policies and institutions. The consultation process is still in its infancy.
Photo: CPAC screenshot
Apr 22 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Justice Vaillancourt found the Harper government guilty of disrespecting democracy in the Duffy affair. But the Senate, today, remains a flawed and undemocratic institution.
Photo: screenshot CPAC
Apr 21 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The scandal involving Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin is about much more than personal avarice and disregard for rules. It is about a house of Parliament almost designed for corruption.
Screenshot: Emergency Parliament Debate
Apr 15 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Once again there is a national prise de conscience on the desperate state of Indigenous Canada, but how soon will it all fade from the public mind?
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins
Apr 11 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
Photo: flickr/ Premier of Alberta
Apr 9 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley gave a rousing and inspiring speech at the Edmonton NDP convention. She did not hide her big differences with the policies offered in the LEAP manifesto.
Image: Twitter/@hassan_yussuff
Apr 8 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Hassan Yussuff did not directly attack NDP leader Mulcair in his speech in Edmonton, but it was impossible to miss the sharp critique between the lines.
Photo: flickr/World Bank Photo Collection
Mar 22 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's first budget is radically different from previous Harper government budgets. Major spending measures for social infrastructure and First Nations communities were emphasized.
Mar 21 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Many in the media are now speculating about how big the Trudeau government's year one deficit will be. There will be, however, lots more to look for in the Liberals' first budget.