Thursday, September 11, 2014

How the Legislature works, or does not work

Sean Holman, after 9 years investigative reporting on provincial politics, became a full time faculty member of Mount Royal University's Communications department. Losing Sean and Public Eye Online was unfortunate for British Columbians but a material gain to Calgary journalism students.

I discovered today that Sean's fine documentary, Whipped: The Secret World of Party Discipline, is available now for online viewing.

I urge you to put aside 45 minutes, click on the link above and view this work. Encourage others to do the same.

By the way, depending on your point of view, Sean can be either blamed or credited with inspiring me to maintain this blog.

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  1. Oops BC reporters missed this part.?
    The further from Bc the reporting etc the more objective the result.?save CBC!

  2. Local journalism took two big hits with the departure or Sean and the passing of Ian Reid.
    Both made enormous contributions to exposing the shenanigans in this province and there are not enough other good ones to take up the slack. A bonus for the scallywags in office.

    Mark Hume's article on Pimm is the perfect example of why we need more good reporters, not less. There is just so much wrong with that whole ALR rodeo debacle in Fort St John and the obviously bought conflict commissioner. That turkey is a complete and utter sham.

    What goes on outside the lower mainland and away from prying eyes is tragic. I just wish everyone could see what is happening to the north coast forests while our minimum royalty trees are being shipped offshore.

    To make matters worse the NDP seem to be content to snooze through every critical issue.


  3. Solution to party discipline...more sitting independents.!

    China syndrome?


  4. An absolute must read folks:



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