Papal Communications

This past week Pope Francis visited the United States and did two things that stand out: a) he did what no Republican candidate has managed to do – take Donald Trump off the front pages, and b) underscore his virtues of humility and his belief that the Church stands for love and hope, not for […]

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A Study In Contrasts

The purpose of a political debate between leaders who aspire to power is to demonstrate their mastery of the issues and ability to think quickly on their feet combined with solid judgment. Improvisation and generalities may work at first, but voters eventually want to know “what’s in it for me”.   This past week we […]

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Aylan, Stephen, and Chris

  Yesterday morning I wrote a scathing article on Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander´s performance on CBC´s political program “Power and Politics”.   He made many mistakes in his reactions to the tragic deaths of hundreds of Syrian refugees, including the young Aylan Kurdi, and came across as a rank amateur in a professional’s game. […]

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Power Politics and Communications

Power, Politics, and Communications   Earlier this week Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander appeared on a panel on CBC´s “Power and Politics”.   Rather than answer a question on the current Syrian refugee crisis, he blamed CBC and the media in general for not speaking about the situation facing Syrian displaced persons.   Rather than […]

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