Blog by John Miller

Fun with Ezra

December 30th, 2011

Quick now. Got any plans for the weekend of February 24-26?

No? Then you're invited to spend two fun-filled days at an exclusive Muskoka resort. Need we say more? All meals and taxes in, it's yours for just $1,050 per person. But you gotta hurry. Book it after Jan. 16 and the rate shoots up $150.

Just think. Instead of staying home and having to shovel your walk, you can spend it poolside m ...

For shame

December 14th, 2011

One of the most shameful and overlooked details of the housing crisis in Attawapiskat is that its people are living in desperate Third World conditions while an obscenely rich company is impacting their community by mining nearby for diamonds.

The media is missing a big story here. Sure, the crisis earned coverage in the national media when the northern Ontario reserve declared a state of eme ...

Tabloid disease

December 3rd, 2011
Let this stand as the week in which the media in Canada completed the "tabloidization" of politics.

As the world economy flirted with meldown, as unemployment rose alarmingly, and as war drums were beating for armed intervention in Iran, news from Parliament Hill focused on whether Canada's defence minister took an inappropriate helicopter ride.

As our largest city announced plans to lay off 1, ...