Archive for the ‘Sun News Network’ Category

The country Justin Trudeau most admires? You won’t believe it.

- November 8th, 2013
Smog in China

Residents ride bicycles along a street amid heavy haze in Xingtai, Hebei province November 3, 2013. Dense smog has periodically shrouded major cities in north and northeast China in recent years, raising increasing public discontent, Xinhua News Agency reported. (REUTERS/China Daily)

So, the ladies had questions. Like this one:

“Which nation, besides Canada, which nation’s administration do you most admire, and why?”

There were about 100 people in the crowd  at swank downtown Toronto meeting place who’d paid $250 each to be able to ask Justin Trudeau questions and, as the ad said, to “really get to know the future prime minister.”

Ok, so other than Canada, which country’s government does Trudeau “most admire”? Read more…

Trudeau is right – “Embarrassed” pot activist says “I am wrong, wrong, wrong.”

- August 24th, 2013

Earlier this week, Justin Trudeau was telling reporters that he had smoked pot perhaps “five or six times” in his life.

But in a 2010 video, Canada’s most well-known pot activist, Marc Emery said he had smoked “gaggers” with Trudeau “four or five times.”

Watch:

Asked this week about Emery’s claim, Trudeau said Emery had it wrong.

So how to settle this?

Read more…

VIDEO: Ross counts on community connection to win Liberal nod in Toronto-Centre

- August 23rd, 2013

Todd Ross, a former navy man and a long-time assistant to former Ontario Liberal MPP George Smitherman, has heard the rumours that federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau favours the candidacy of journalist Chrystia Freeland in Toronto Centre but he is not deterred. He believes his long and constant connection to the riding — which includes some of the city’s poorest and richest neighbourhoods — St. James Town to Rosedale — will stand him in good stead with Liberals in the riding.

The date for the nomination has yet to be set but, according to three Liberal sources with knowledge about the riding, there were, as of last week, about 1,175 members of the Toronto Centre Liberal riding association, a number that has grown only by about 300 since the nomination race began. (Diana Burke is the third nominee running). Read more…

VIDEO: Montreal Mayor mo’ building for Denis Coderre?

- August 23rd, 2013

Le Journal de Montreal columnist and talk show host Eric Duhaime agrees: Former Liberal MP Denis Coderre has got some momentum in the race to become Montreal’s next mayor.

Duffy lobbied for Sun News Network? News to us.

- May 16th, 2013

Tonight, CTV’s Parliamentary Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported that Senator Mike Duffy tried to use his influence on a CRTC decision involving Sun News Network. Fife cited unnamed sources for this allegation.

The application Sun News Network has before the CRTC is pretty important to me and my colleagues.

Here’s what our network’s vice-president Kory Teneycke has to say about what CTV reported tonight:

Senator Duffy does not, nor has he ever, been employed as a lobbyist for Sun News/Sun Media. Nor have we asked Senator Duffy act as an agent on our behalf.

The CRTC process is a quasi judicial process, not a political one.

We believe we have made a very clear, compelling, and public case for Sun News. It is now in the hands of the CRTC Commissioners, who will make their decision.

We appreciate the support we have received from tens of thousands of Canadians who have mailed letters, signed petitions and emailed the CRTC as a part of their public consultation process.