Hey! I am sitting in the Gladstone hotel right now, getting ready to moderate the live web discussion of rabble's first ever 'Real Issues' panel, the progressive alternative to CBC's horribly biased 'At Issue' panel and its coterie of Canada's right-wing pundits. Check it out and join in the discussion. Hopefully, rabble will be doing many more of these in the coming months.
Tune in to rabbleTV on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET to watch special election coverage -- for the rest of us -- from rabble.ca. Host Trish Hennessy (CCPA researcher and author of the Hennessy Index) will be joined by guests including CAW economist Jim Stanford, Greg Elmer (Director, Infoscape Research Lab; Bell Globemedia Research Chair) and Atkinson Foundation's Olivia Nuamah to respond to the leaders' debates, the election campaign so far and will tackle the issue of strategic voting. Progressive voices have for too long been excluded from mainstream media political panels. rabble's "Real Issues" panel will bring together some of Canada's most insightful thinkers, change makers and commentators from a broad range of progressive perspectives to comment on the 2011 federal election. Real Issues is a diverse cross-Canada issue panel that makes innovative use of live video, webcams and real time debate and discussion to deliver a progressive and engaging online program.