2010 Year-End Blog Review

On this exact day (January 3) of last year I wanted to take a look back at the previous year as viewed through the eyes of my blog. At the time I said 2009 “was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my…

Metro column: 2010’s Top Newsmakers, The Sequel

Last week I began my list of newsmakers and the top city hall political mistakes of 2010. As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on the year that was by finishing the countdown. (Visit metronews.ca to see part one.) [Or here.] No. 2 on the list also doesn’t belong to a politician….

Metro column: Political snowball effect: presenting a case study

It’s the age old political conundrum, no politician wants to be seen as beholden to anyone – especially a big company – but they still need to pay the bills that come from running an election campaign. When accepting donations, it’s a delicate balance that each elected official pays an awful of attention to —…