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

 

Nov 21 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives are changing the rules governing federal transfers to provinces for social assistance to allow provinces to apply residency requirements. Refugees' assistance could be cut.
CBC / Radio-Canada protest. Photo: sarah0s/flickr
Nov 18 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | As francophones demonstrate for adequate financing for CBC/Radio-Canada, the Conservatives argue that the Corporation's woes are its own fault. There are practical, feasible funding models, however.
Harper's reduced surplus poses a challenge for Mulcair (pictured) and Trudeau
Nov 12 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver presented the fall Fiscal Update, with a much-reduced projected surplus. Politically, that is designed to put the opposition leaders in a corner.
Nov 10 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | When Justin Trudeau publicly suspended two of his MPs because they had allegedly harassed two MPs of another party, all sides held their partisan fire -- at first. Then that all changed.
Photo: where to here/flickr
Nov 6 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Dean Del Mastro resigns his seat in an emotional speech, two NDP MPs accuse two Liberals of abuse, and Chris Alexander continues to distort facts on refugee health.
Summit of Mont Gorille, Labelle, Quebec. Photo: Karl Nerenberg
Nov 5 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | It seems like months ago, but it has only been three days since the IPCC report on climate change called for an end to fossil fuels by mid-century. Canada continues to do very little toward that end.
 Jason Kenney announces major changes in refugee law early in 2012.
Nov 4 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | In July the Federal Court ordered the Harper government to restore refugee health by Nov. 4. The government appealed and asked for a stay of the ruling. The higher court refused to grant that stay.
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Oct 31 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The week since the Wednesday, October 22 shootings has seen a moving blur of federal political events. There were debates on anti-terror measures, income-splitting, refugee bashing and much more.
Oct 29 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
Oct 26 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The RCMP claim they have a video made by the Ottawa shooter, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, which shows he had "political and ideological" motives.