When it comes to ideas, a frame is the starting set of assumptions about how we should think about an issue. Framing is central to political campaigning. It's also an integral part of the news process -- and perhaps never more critical than during an election.
Framing highlights what news producers deem to be the most important parts of a story, and do so again and again across different media platforms and different constructions, but ultimately rest on the same set of assumptions and ways of interpreting an event.
Two of big three parties support a bad bill and massive, secretive trade deal.
Harper lobbed three 'dead cats' to make us forget the Duffy trial.
It would not have been hard to predict, in advance of our 2011 federal election, that if large-scale vote-suppression fraud occurred the regulatory and law-enforcement responses to it would be inadequate.
In the 2008 election, the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands was subjected to what amounted to a dress rehearsal for the 2011 fraud and a laboratory test of the efficacy of fraudulent robocalls.
Trade ministers from Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii this summer.
If the CBC does not air programs in the national public interest, it calls into question the very need for a public broadcaster.
National Post | February 27, 2015
Dear Members of Parliament,
Please accept this collective open letter as an expression of the signatories’ deep concern that Bill C-51 (which the government is calling the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015) is a dangerous piece of legislation in terms of its potential impacts on the rule of law, on constitutionally and internationally protected rights, and on the health of Canada’s democracy.
Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.
In the preceding entry, we saw how the Conservative Party supporters or agents who in 2008 engineered Minister of Natural Resources Gary Lunn's re-election through robocall fraud got away with the crime scot-free; and we noted some of the deficiencies in Elections Canada's investigation in the 2011 ground-zero riding of Guelph. Let's consider now some of the more substantive failings in the investigation of the 2011 vote-suppression fraud.
In what promised to be a major breakthrough, Elections Canada investigator Allan Mathews used information supplied under court order in late 2011 and 2012 by the Conservative-affiliated voice-broadcaster RackNine to track down the Internet Protocol address and the modem used in organizing the "Pierre Poutine" robocalls that had victimized opposition-party supporters in Guelph.
Brampton Centre (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Rosemary Keenan to endorse Liberal's Ramesh Sangha:
Aurora -- Oak Ridges -- Richmond Hill (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Brenda Power to endorse Liberal's Leona Alleslev:
Saint John -- Rothesay (NB)
Ask NDP candidate AJ Griffin to endorse Liberal's Wayne Long:
Bay of Quinte (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Terry Cassidy to endorse Liberal's Neil Ellis:
Vaughan -- Woodbridge (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Adriana Zichy to endorse Liberal's Francesco Sorbara
Haldimand -- Norfolk (ON)
Ask NDP candidate John Harris to endorse Liberal's Joan Mouland:
Northumberland -- Peterborough South (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Russ Christianson to endorse Liberal's Kim Rudd:
King -- Vaughan (ON)
Ask NDP candidate Natalie Rizzo to endorse Liberal's Deb Schulte:
It's here and already causing people to struggle and adapt in new ways.