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

 

Sep 16 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's motion to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour was an opportunity to talk about poor Canadians. Conservatives touted their economic record. Some Liberals gushed over their leader.
Sep 14 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The House is in session and politicians will have to deal with actual legislation. Some say such 'substance' doesn't matter; winning votes is all about image. The NDP will try to prove them wrong.
Sep 12 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Of the over 200 journalists in the Ottawa Parliamentary Press Gallery rabble's Karl Nerenberg was the only one to cover Wednesday's major event on the Hill about Canadian mining in the Pacific.
Sep 10 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government's response to the Supreme Court's Bedford decision that struck down Canada's prostitution laws is still before Parliament. Hardly anyone seems to like everything it contains.
Sep 5 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | To take a poll and then base political coverage on the results is bottom-feeding journalism and bad for a healthy, policy-based democratic dialogue. It happens too often in Canada.
Sep 4 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | In the run-up to the 2015 election the Liberals are all about their leader's image and the Conservatives are all about resentment and negativity. Will the NDP's calling card be substantive policy?
Jun 23 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Polls put the Liberals ahead nationally, with the NDP in third place. Polls based in Quebec tell a very different story about the federal voting intentions of francophone Quebeckers.
Photo: flickr/Kumar Appaiah
Jun 23 2014 | by rabble staff | Political journalists have a love-hate relationship with polls and pollsters. But even those who profess great skepticism can't help but be influenced by the stories the polls tell.
Jun 20 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander have announced a series of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that constitute an about-face from Conservative policy since 2006.
Jun 13 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The areas of tension between Ontario and the federal government are numerous: equalization, debt and deficits, pensions and refugees and much more.