Media Matters

Forum topic

People for Good ad campaign

Has anyone seen these ads around? Advertising 'good deeds' on behalf of

I thought it was a little strange that a national ad campaign is reminding us to smile and say "thank you", but I also thought it was offensive that an ad campaign would label itself as a social movement.

I've written a response here:

I'm wondering if anyone has encountered these?


Reporting on the Arab Spring

Jun 23, 2011
Common Room, Massey College
4 Devonshire Place
M5S 2E1 Toronto , ON
43° 39' 52.7256" N, 79° 23' 49.6824" W
Ontario CA
Join us for a discussion with Canadian journalists who have faced the challenges of covering the Middle East and North Africa uprisings, reporting from countries including Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

Screenwriting 101: Structure to rewrite -- Featuring Paul Chitlik

Jun 12, 2011
National Film Board - Downtown Toronto
150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
M5V 3C3 Toronto , ON
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W
Ontario CA
We will be discussing how to write with preventative structure to help make the rewrite process that much easier and enjoyable.

Your freelance writing career -- Presented by Mette Bach

Sep 30, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
The Hollyhock Room
#304 - 163 W Hastings St.
49° 16' 56.8344" N, 123° 6' 33.156" W
Kick-start your freelance writing career. Learn how to turn your ideas into finished articles, how to write for magazines, newspapers and websites, and how to build lasting relationships with editors.

Toronto Screenwriters Meeting Group -- Exclusive evening

Jun 8, 2011 to Jun 9, 2011
Guru Studio
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 500
M5V 2K4 Toronto , ON
43° 38' 48.6276" N, 79° 23' 45.0888" W
Ontario CA
A very special evening event featuring Mary Bredin, Vice President of Guru Studio a major Toronto-based production house.
Forum topic

Anglo media sell the skin of sovreigniste right now, how much of a wish is the current event?

Since the last election, i saw the Montreal Gazette Cbc and the national post calling the end of the sovreignist movent, personnally, personally i think they are trying to sell the skin of the sovreignist before the movement is dead, Why i beleive that? It because there still four mp in ottawa and in quebec there is no other livable alternative for the Pq except the corrupted Liberal. Also the last election demonstrate that the vote for the ndp was more a last resort test and a constestation vote that a real giving up of the sovreignty movement.

Forum topic

Cable TV, Bell Canada, & Rogers Cable

I live in a condo in Etobicoke and we have been under contract with Bell Canada (VDSL) for our cable. They have informed us about a month ago that the service will be changed to FIBE.

Having checked the Bell FIBE out on the internet I find that in the basic package (which is what I have now) they have added FOX NEWS and removed CNN.

I have written a complaint to the CRTC and am awaiting an answer, but it probably isn't going to be the one I want hear.

I am sure this is another Conservative government interference and foisting upon us the voice of the right wing conservative views.

CNN is more moderate and balanced news provider and when & if I want an international view of a news story CNN is one of the choices.


Eyes on the Street screening

May 15, 2011
Nathan Phillips Square, main entrance, under the big surveillance camera under the Canadian flag
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 6.9048" N, 79° 22' 56.6544" W
Ontario CA
Wherever we walk on the streets of our city, we are followed by video eyes -- Closed Circuit Television cameras owned by private corporations as well as the Toronto Police.
Forum topic

Friends of CBC campaign video from Saskatoon


Here's a video I made about the Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar and how she's trying to avoid speaking to voters and meeting with citizen groups during the election campaign. 


Basically we hunted her down at a Conservative party pep rally when Stephen Harper came to town and taped the results.  I made this video while working on the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting project.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, and if you're on Facebook, please link to it to help spread the word.  

Forum topic

election - reaching out beyond the choir

just wondering how (if) people are doing in terms of reaching out to people to try and sway their vote / inform them about issues for this election?

an Ipsos Reid survey just found that in early April, only 1 in 5 Canadians were tuning in to online election coverage via news or social media sites at least once a week

that's a lot of people who, if they're getting any info at all, are only hearing from the corporate media or the campaigners who come to their doors


i was wondering if people have been printing off copies of the rabble rouser and doing outreach with them (or what people think of the concept)?


Toronto Palestine film festival

Oct 1, 2011 to Oct 8, 2011
The Bloor Cinema, The AGO, The Rivoli, Beit Zatoun
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is pleased to announce that it will be returning for its fourth year!

Bearing Witness, Creating Hope: 10 years of

Apr 18, 2011 to Apr 19, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto , ON
43° 38' 33.216" N, 79° 25' 37.6212" W
Ontario CA invites you to join us in celebrating 10 years of, April 18th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto!


Subscribe to Media Matters