Favstar gets even better if you sign in.
And the leaders of three political parties just hugged. Because Canada.
Hilarious. Public Safety has redacted the "of Canada" in "Government of Canada" in my latest ATI package, citing ministerial advice.
Our Sun colleagues are accredited members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and are entitled to ask whatever questions they want.
This is gigantic. Supreme Court unanimously rules police need a warrant for telecom subscriber info. http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1214552-police-need-warrant-for-telecom-data-supreme-court-of-canada-rules#.U5sDJ3tWl4M.twitter … #cdnpoli
I was going to get into this NYT article about downtown Ottawa getting hip but their first example was Wine Rack. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/travel/a-sleepy-ottawa-neighborhood-wakes-up.html?_r=0 …
Star Media Group press release: Metro papers in Regina, Saskatoon, and London to close on Friday.
This @chantalhbert column on what the Hill was like when she got here is pretty horrifying. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/05/allegations_suggest_old_habits_die_hard_on_parliament_hill_hbert.html …
I like the idea that Parliament can pass a law telling media organizations how political parties get to use their content. That seems safe.
I don't know what team name your going to go with, Washington, but REDBLACKS is *taken*.
British spy agency intercepted emails to and from journalists, listed investigative journos as threats. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/19/gchq-intercepted-emails-journalists-ny-times-bbc-guardian-le-monde-reuters-nbc-washington-post …
Beyond parody: my latest access to info request censored paragraphs in a press release as they're considered "advice" to the minister.
Website is streaming 73k private (home) security cameras because users kept the default password. http://gizmodo.com/a-creepy-website-is-streaming-from-73-000-private-secur-1655653510 …
Sheila Fraser calls the Conservatives' electoral reform bill "an attack on Canada's democracy." http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/04/03/ex-auditor-general-fraser-slams-elections-bill-as-attack-on-democracy/#.Uz1YevldWgV … #cdnpoli
Audience member chastise reporters for "inappropriate" questions about world events to the foreign minister.
Public Safety says they may have made a mistake when they censored the "Canada" in "Government of Canada." http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/06/20/government_of_censored_censors_cyberbullying_docs.bb.html … #cdnpoli
My favourite comment on my privacy stories so far: "this is canada and theres terrorism shutup and let them do theyre job".
Federal politics reporter, Toronto Star. Late of Nova Scotia. aboutilier (at) thestar (dot) ca. PGP: http://tinyurl.com/okqoekq
Stats can't be shown as @alexboutilier has never signed in to Favstar.