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/ bcndp
Jul 3 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Maclean's carried two stories on one day about Mulcair's talks with the Conservatives in 2007. A main-quoted source mostly confirms Mulcair's version.
Photo: Scazon/flickr
Jun 25 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | NDPers have been attacking Liberals since Jack Layton skewered Michael Ignatieff for poor attendance. The Liberals' favourite attack on the NDP is the unfair one about "separation based on one vote."
Jun 19 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Answering a question about Voices-Voix's Dismantling Democracy report Public Safety Minister Blaney hurled the accusation of "terrorism." Where did that come from?
Photo: Flickr/Adam Scotti
Jun 19 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Fair Elections Act is in force for the October 19th election. It imposes harsh, new ID rules that will be difficult to meet for more than four million Canadians.
Photo: US Embassy Canada/Wikimedia Commons
Jun 18 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Answering a question about Voices-Voix's Dismantling Democracy report Public Safety Minister Blaney hurled the accusation of "terrorism." Where did that come from?
Image: Voices-Voix
Jun 16 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Voices-Voix, a coalition of 200 groups and 5,000 individuals, has issued a new and exhaustive report called "Dismantling Democracy." It provides a detailed and frightening account.
Photo: flickr/ Scazon
Jun 12 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Senate reform is hard. Most options would involve opening the Constitution, which has been painful, in the past. The Liberal option does not change much. Are we stuck with the status quo?
Photo: wikimedia commons
Jun 10 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Senate passed anti-terror Bill C-51 on Tuesday evening. The upper house thus failed to grab the opportunity to act as a chamber of 'sober second thought.'
Photo: flickr/ Tony Webster
Jun 9 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | To abolish the Senate a Prime Minister Mulcair would need constitutional consent of all provinces. And politically, First Nations would also have to be on side. It's a tall order, but not impossible.
Photo: flickr/ Tony Webster
Jun 9 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Section 47 of the Constitution of Canada says clearly that the House of Commons can pass a constitutional amendment with the Senate.