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/The Canadian Senate
Dec 17 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Senate has passed Bill C-525. It will make it harder to hold a union certification vote. Bill C-377 is still before the Senate. It forces excessive and discriminatory reporting burdens on unions.
Photo: flickr/Jamie McCaffrey
Dec 16 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Dec 10 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | January to June, 2014: Harper embraces Netanyahu: Poilievre pushes an oxymoron; Flaherty resigns, dies suddenly a month later; Courts defy Harper; Kenney comes to the 'rescue' on guest workers.
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins
Dec 8 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Most recent opinion polls show the Liberals coming down a bit and PM Harper's folks going up. What this may mean, however, is that, for now, voters are keeping their options open.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Dec 3 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian Wheat Board must privatize itself by 2017. It rejected an offer from a farmers' group and now may be planning to "give" its assets to a U.S. corporation. That makes some MPs very angry.
Image: Flickr/SyriaFreedom
Dec 2 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Germany has taken in 30,000 Syrians and Sweden 25,000. Canada has taken in barely more than 1,000. Many have come on their own. They are not part of the 1,300 the government said it would resettle.
Photo: rabble.ca
Nov 27 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | For more than a decade Liberal and Conservative governments have had systems in place to prevent asylum-seekers from ever getting to Canada. Over a decade, they managed to stop more than 70,000.
Photo: flickr/Christopher Cotrell
Nov 25 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Auditor General included the Northern Nutrition program in his fall 2014 report. He found major problems in the program the Conservatives set up three years ago.
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.