IdleNoMore’s Oct7Proclaim made a quick splash
By October 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

IdleNoMore’s Oct7Proclaim made a quick splash

IdleNoMore has reinvented itself. Still, it has a lot of work to do to regain the level of public interest the movement enjoyed last winter.

The Journey of Nishiyuu re-energizes the IdleNoMore movement
By March 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Journey of Nishiyuu re-energizes the IdleNoMore movement

After more than two months of declining online interest, IdleNoMore got a boost yesterday as the Journey of Nishiyuu arrived at Parliament Hill.

#DeathOfEvidence tweets part of an uptick in online political activity
By July 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

#DeathOfEvidence tweets part of an uptick in online political activity

Despite the volume of tweets about yesterday’s Major League Baseball All Star Game (338,267) and the home run derby the day before (360,715), online buzz about the Canadian science community’s #DeathOfEvidence rally did okay. In fact, with hot topics like MPs who publish self-promoting petitions, changes to refugee health care benefits and cuts to science […]

Movements and trends
By July 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Movements and trends

When Prime Minister Harper last prorogued Parliament in December 2009, many Canadians went online to express their displeasure. They created Facebook Groups and Fan Pages where most participants could click their mouse once to join the community. Some organized themselves into a national day of protest. The media covered rallies which took place in cities […]

The #DenounceHarper online rally was a small and vocal group
By July 2, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

The #DenounceHarper online rally was a small and vocal group

Postmedia ran an article titled ‘Denounce Harper’ Twitter-trending on Canada Day. The piece by Teresa Smith got me thinking about Canadian protests and how poorly attended they can be even when they get news coverage. Plus, I’ve been studying the role of digital in Canadian politics and public affairs, and the role tools like Twitter play […]

Torch of Life Relay event in Ottawa for BeADonor.ca
By April 1, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Torch of Life Relay event in Ottawa for BeADonor.ca

Friday was Hélène Campbell day in Ottawa. Following a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, Conservative MP Harold Albrecht led a Torch of Life procession to Parliament Hill. Master of Ceremony Jeff Mauler from Hot 89.9 introduced Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, NDP MP Peter Stoffer, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod, Torch of […]

For the critics, something’s gone horribly wrong
By January 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

For the critics, something’s gone horribly wrong

It was a slow start… crowds were small, there was an attempt to lead a series of long and complicated chants, one of the speakers yelled at rather than spoke to crowd and a Nortel employee opened her speech with “I’m a Nortel employee so I know something about the Internet.” From my desk at […]