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Director @trafalgarstrat. Bylines @macleans @ottawacitizen @cbcnews @globeandmail @torontostar, @telegraph. Occasional TV talking head. Former spox to PM Harper
Aug 4, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Mini #journalism thread:

Some debate as to whether this story by @l_stone is a giant “nothingburger”, as per @garry_keller, a former chief of staff to former Foreign Minister @baird I think it’s a story, but not the story that’s reported. The Liberals got lucky. Pitching this attack could have easily resulted in a story that read: “Garneau launches errant attack over thing that’s done all of the time and isn’t even NAFTA-related”.
Jun 28, 2018 22 tweets 4 min read
THREAD on this lazy (but seemingly popular) piece of journalism from @CTVNews (full disclosure: my partner is the London correspondent for CTV) In summary: story says Harper is planning a “secret” trip to the White House, a trip “official Ottawa knew nothing about”, “seemingly blindsiding” the current Canadian government.