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Brian Jean says he can rebuild the Wildrose Party but acknowledges it is unlikely the party will be in shape to win an almost certain spring Alberta election. The former Conservative MP for Fort McMurray-Athabasca
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VIDEO: Dan Mader and I size up the PC Leadership race after last night's debate ...
Christine Elliott, Monte McNaughton, and Patrick Brown are the final three candidates in the PC leadership race.
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You want to know how it works between PM Harper and his press pack ... read on.
Last night at about 7:30 pm on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a statement to reporters and then allowed us to ask a couple of questions.The PMO restricted the Canadian reporters present -- [...]
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The Reporter Resists His Government by Steve Coll | The New York Review of Books

An important read for those with an interest in a free press. Canadian readers take note: we have no shield laws anywhere in Canada
The story of how, exactly, the Obama administration went after investigative reporter James Risen bears examination in some detail.
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The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content, and some…
The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content, and some celebrating the end of a service that was controversial from the moment it launched. Largely left unsaid, however, is that its demise signals the beginning of a new era in Canadian broadcasting in whi...
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My first freelance gag post-Sun -- in Maclean's. Give them some clicks and give it a read...
Sun Media’s national bureau chief weighs in on what was missing from coverage of Sun News Network’s demise
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Read the piece yesterday and, I admit, I was one of the people unaware of the good work you were doing there. What you don't acknowledge, however, is that the mouthpieces you mentioned made it impossible for us to tune in. Frankly, no matter how great your work was, it would never be worth putting up with Ezra et al.

I always thought you were too good to be there, so I wish you luck. 
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Good post by Kinsella on the Eve Adams thing ...
That's what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratf**king.  No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as "an American slang term for political sabotage
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Anti-Jeb Bush ad placed on Glenn Beck’s show: “America is not a monarchy. We do not need a dynasty.. 
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Not unusual for anti-establishment ads to run on that show. I believe some did the time I filled in. Regular staple and nothing is more establishment that Jeb.
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By all accounts, the November, 2013 byelection in the southwestern Manitoba riding of Brandon-Souris should never have been as close as it was. And yet, there was a punk rocker who'd spent a good chunk of his life in Toronto leading late in some [...]
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Well this is quite the bit of propaganda from the PMO ...
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I think its great. We aren't going to war we are building our forces and showing what a world class force we can be. 
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  • Sun Media
    National Bureau Chief, 2010 - present
  • Canwest News Service, CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Hamilton Spectator, Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, Orillia Packet and Times, Orangeville Banner
    National Affairs Correspondent, 2008 - 2010
  • CTV National News
    Parliamentary Correspondent, 2001 - 2008
  • The Globe and Mail
    Contributing Writer, 2001 - 2005
  • National Post
    Senior Technology Correspondent, 1998 - 2001
  • Hamilton Spectator
    Business Reporter, 1996 - 1998
  • Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
    Reporter, 1994 - 1998
  • Orillia Packet and Times
    Reporter, 1991 - 1994
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Gemini Award-winning reporter David Akin is the National Bureau Chief for Sun Media and is based in Sun's Parliament Hill bureau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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  • University of Guelph
    History, 1983 - 1992
  • John F. Ross CVI, Guelph
    1977 - 1982
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Ratf**king: a lengthy exposition, five questions, and a TV appearance | ...
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That's what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratf**king. No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as "an American slang term for

Is an Alberta election imminent?
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With so many candidates being acclaimed, political strategist Stephen Carter joins with David Akin to discuss potential of an election.

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android
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It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Samsung's smartphone team. He promised all of Apple's resources would be deployed in a

Jeb Bush: will he run?
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Marc Caputo from Miami Herald joins David Akin to discuss whether we can expect a presidential bid by Jeb Bush.

Kathleen Wynne, Jim Prentice agree to meet on Energy East | Metro
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TORONTO – Concerns raised by Central Canada over the proposed Energy East pipeline project should not deteriorate into provincial infighting

NDP MP tells story behind sex accusation against Liberal
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One of the MPs booted from the Liberal caucus by Leader Justin Trudeau now stands accused having sex with a female NDP MP

Pallister, Bokhari challenge Selinger to call snap election
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Intimating that Manitoba’s governing party has become a national embarrassment, Opposition Leader Brian Pallister once again called for an e

Keystone XL: Cornerstone or Tombstone?
opencanada.org

The Republicans have won control of the U.S. Senate! What’s the magic word in Ottawa? Keystone! The U.S. House of Representatives passed leg

G20: Canadian prime minister shirtfronts Vladimir Putin instead | World ...
www.theguardian.com

Stephen Harper said to have rebuked Russian president over Ukraine while all Tony Abbott got was a two-fingered salute

Possible family feud brewing in Elgin County
www.theweeklynews.ca

They say politics makes strange bedfellows.

Gap narrowing between Vision and the NPA in Vancouver’s race: report | N...
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According to internal polling numbers from Vision, the gap is down to just four percentage points. A political scientist says a major factor

Two Liberal MPs booted from caucus on 'personal misconduct' allegations
www.ottawasun.com

OTTAWA — Two Liberal MPs have been turfed from Justin Trudeau's caucus after allegations of

Where the terrorist fell, explained
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David Akin walks you through Parliament Hill Centre Block where the firefight took place Wednesday in Ottawa.

Alberta byelection battles
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Four Alberta by-election races are coming to an end as election day approaches.

Reviving the Ontario PC Party
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Ontario PC Party members acknowledge that they are losing election after election, and have no one to blame but themselves.

Technology isn’t working
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IF THERE IS a technological revolution in progress, rich economies could be forgiven for wishing it would go away. Workers in America, Europ

RAW: September 23 Question Period
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Thomas Mulcair asks questions in the House of Commons and Paul Calandra responds.