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/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.
Image: Screenshot CPAC
May 19 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Physically intervening to usher an opposition MP to his seat, and, in the process, shoving another MP, was not the sort of respect for Parliament Trudeau promised.
Image: pm.gc.ca
May 13 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | There has been much criticism of the Trudeau government's decision to give itself a majority of seats on the electoral reform committee. That is not what Trudeau seemed to promise during the campaign.
May 10 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | On Tuesday night the government said it is setting up an all-party committee to recommend a new electoral system. The skeptics were proven wrong. Trudeau is keeping this promise.
Photo: Facebook/Jessica Saulnier- Breen
May 6 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Like most northern Canadian resource towns Fort McMurray was built on the suburban sprawl model. There was no coherent urban plan to foster community, and inadequate transport in and out of town.
Photo credit: Jessica Pond/Jessica Saulnier- Breen
May 5 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | While most political leaders, excluding Elizabeth May, do not want to address the connection between the Fort McMurray fires and climate change, it doesn't seem to matter to environmentalists... yet.
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?