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/ Kat R
Apr 24 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The 2015 federal budget contains more than boutique tax and spending measures. It has the government's analysis of the state of the economy. And that analysis is largely negative.
Photo: Flickr/imagesmoney
Apr 21 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Since the Conservatives are beating their collective chest over the fact that the budget is, at last, balanced, it is worth pointing out how they did it.
Photo: flickr/Jamie McCaffrey
Apr 20 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The House of Commons returns after a two-week break. There will be a (late) budget, questions arising out of the Duffy trial, sale of the Wheat Board and much more.
Photo: flickr/Alex Guibord
Apr 16 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau's prevarications on 'coalition' provided a disquieting insight into the Liberal leader's thinking, or lack thereof. The election results will determine whether a coalition is on or off.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Apr 14 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | If Harper wants to keep his bored government busy by changing the rules for future governments, he has better choices than a hypocritical balanced budget law. He could ban omnibus bills, for a start.
PHOTO: flickr/Raj Taneja
Apr 9 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The BNA Act says senators must be 'resident in' the provinces they represent. Duffy and Wallin did not meet that requirement when Harper named them to the Upper House of Parliament.
Apr 8 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | On the first day of the trial of Senator Mike Duffy the prosecution said Duffy probably did not qualify to sit in the Senate, while the defence said the PMO orchestrated everything Duffy did and said.
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Apr 7 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Senator Mike Duffy's trial starts today, April 7, and will have its full share of drama and revelation. Even at this early stage, however, there are lessons we can glean from the whole affair.
Photo: flickr/Rafael Anderson Gonzales
Apr 2 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | A budget is coming; there is an extension of war in Iraq (and Syria); Harper's team agrees to at least some changes to C-51; and the IRB has been unfair to the Roma. All in a day's political work.
Mar 31 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | March 31 was deadline day for countries that were ready to submit their greenhouse gas reductions to the United Nations. The United States, Mexico and the EU have stepped up. Where's Canada?