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/ mtsrs
May 22 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.
May 21 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The new political and public opinion alignment significantly weakens the argument for holding one's nose and voting Liberal just to get rid of Harper.
Photo: Joe Cressy/flickr
May 15 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | An EKOS poll and a poll in B.C. both show a boost in support for the NDP following the election in Alberta. That should not be an occasion for gloating or braggadocio.
Photo: flickr/Kurt Bauschardt
May 14 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | CBC's leak of Gen. Tom Lawson's orders to ignore the key recommendation of the Deschamps report on sexual abuse and harassment in Canada's military caused frantic scrambling and confusion.
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May 8 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Notley's election in Alberta, videos of military, unspent departmental budgets, the release of Omar Khadr: all bad news. The worst news came from the Duffy trial.
Photo: flickr/ Obert Madondo
May 7 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Bill C-51 will give police and security agencies powers to spy on and disrupt activists and dissenters of all kinds. The government says it only targets "jihadis." But is that true?
Photo: Dave Cournoyer/flickr
May 6 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Rachel Notley will no doubt be mindful of what happened to the Bob Rae NDP government in Ontario five years after it won a majority victory. But Notley may have assets Rae lacked.
Photo: flickr/ ResoluteSupportMedia
Apr 30 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Former Supreme Court judge Marie Deschamps issued a stinging report on widespread sexual misconduct in the military. So far the brass has only accepted most recommendations 'on principle.'
Photo: flickr/ Connor Tarter
Apr 29 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The federal Department of Health is responsible for the health of First Nations. The AG studied the Department's performance in northern, remote First Nations communities and found it badly wanting.
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.