Monthly Archives: June 2015

Now for something completely different – PR the election issue

As we enter the post-parliament stage of what is shaping up to be a 180-day federal election campaign an unlikely issue has emerged – proportional representation. Weirder yet, it’s the Liberals who are pushing the idea. The notion that we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Falling on Deaf Ears

On January 29, 2015 four representatives on the Nova Scotia film industry made a presentation to the Nova Scotia Legislature’s Economic Development Committee. According to the Hansard account, the purpose of that meeting was to tell the committee about the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Publicly funded partisan messages – the irony of it all

Last week’s flap over publicly-funded partisan ads produced a virtual flood of dramatic irony – i.e “a literary technique in which the audience can perceive hidden meanings unknown to the characters” (Oxford English Reference Dictionary, 2nd edition). In case you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment