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Maclean’s

I write a popular morning feature for Maclean’s (originally Tease the Day; now, Your Morning Five) and coordinate award-winning coverage of Question Period in the House of Commons. Samples of recent work:

How the Canadian Navy got lost as sea — March 4, 2014
How the ice storm response unfolded for Hydro One — Dec. 31, 2013
Israel’s best friend: Stephen Harper — Dec. 4, 2013

For the rest of my macleans.ca portfolio, see here.

OpenFile

I worked as OpenFile’s Ottawa editor for nearly two years. The website is on indefinite hiatus, rendering online clippings unavailable.

The Globe and Mail

Cumin for swine dining — June 2, 2010

Ottawa Citizen

Cottages offer a sublime break from a hectic world — Sept. 5, 2011 (column)
People power on the Hill — Aug. 26, 2011 (column)
Signs of life in the House of Commons — June 28, 2011 (column)
OK, maybe I could have trained harder — June 2, 2011 (column)
Training for a 10K by Race Weekend will be a breeze … right? — March 19, 2011 (column)
Bridging the urban/suburban gap — Feb. 14, 2011 (column)
Veteran Hume leaves newcomers far behind
— Oct. 26, 2010 (with Louisa Taylor)
U of O doing ‘best’ to finish new bulding — Sept. 28, 2010
‘Brutal sport’ has no place in city: mayoral hopefuls
— Aug. 20, 2010
Drum major enters ‘semi-retirement’ — Aug. 12, 2010
Ottawa police outreach ‘a model to follow’ — June 6, 2010
Ottawa companies back candidates with business experience: researcher — June 5, 2010
Academics taking Lansdowne arguments to Montreal — June 3, 2010
New codes of conduct stifle speech, students say — May 27, 2008

Embassy Magazine

Halifax Chronicle-Herald

It’s not Halifaxian — it’s Haligonian — June 27, 2010

This Magazine

How Budget Day became all about election-watching, not money — March 21, 2011
Listen to This #020: Ottawa Citizen Parliament Hill reporter Glen McGregor
— Nov. 22, 2010 (podcast)
Listen to This #018: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami leader Mary Simon
— Oct. 25, 2010 (podcast)
Listen to This #017: Metis National Council president Clément Chartier— Oct. 4, 2010 (podcast)
Ezra Levant: Greenpeace should be prosecuted as a criminal organization — Aug. 10, 2010
6 MPs who could be the next Speaker of the House of Commons — July 19, 2010
Listen to This #013: Barbara Freeman on the Abortion Caravan Campaign of 1970 — May 31, 2010 (podcast)
Listen to This #011: Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch — April 26, 2010 (podcast)
Progressive groups react to last week’s Budget announcement — March 11, 2010 (podcast)
Listen to This #006: Liberal MP Glen Pearson — Feb. 22, 2010 (podcast)
Scott Gilmore on Peace Dividend Trust’s work in post-quake Haiti — Jan. 25, 2010
Listen to This #003: Scott Gilmore of Peace Dividend Trust — Jan. 11, 2010 (podcast)
For artists embedded in Afghanistan, propaganda concerns linger — January/February 2010
Road scholarship: the slippery facts about road salt — January/February 2010
NDP considering name change: the ‘Democratic Party’ — June 29, 2009
Death by a thousand cuts — July/August 2009 (unavailable online)

The Commons

The perils of the fringe — Aug. 18, 2010
Harper’s unlikely foes — Aug. 18, 2010
Should sex work be criminal? — Aug. 17, 2010
Can the Greens shatter the status quo? — Aug. 10, 2010
The difference between authenticity and reliability — Aug. 3, 2010
Ignatieff’s biggest foe: uncritical media — July 30, 2010

University Affairs

Ceremonial guard: There’s no life like it — Oct. 12, 2010
Education deans and Indigenous groups endorse new accord on education
— June 8, 2010
Ignatieff’s campus tour — Feb. 8, 2010
Reporter’s notebook: university naming policies
— Jan. 25, 2010 (podcast)
Universities need naming policies
— Jan. 25, 2010
Keshen on service learning
— Sept. 18, 2009 (podcast)
Ottawa enhances student aid
— Sept. 18, 2009
Canadian varsity teams barred from joining US league
— Aug. 4, 2009
Goodyear says two-thirds Knowledge Infrastructure funds distributed
— June 15, 2009
What does it take to win a Vanier? — June 8, 2009
First Vanier scholars hail mostly from home
— May 11, 2009
Universities pick their priorities for infrastructure renewal — April 6, 2009
Government MPs form caucus on higher ed
— March 9, 2009
Major changes proposed for research involving humans—Jan. 26, 2009
Canadian research misconduct to be studied by Health Canada-led committee
— Dec. 15, 2008
Some graduates question thesis publication requirement
— Oct. 24, 2008
New copyright bill affects universities and students — Aug. 5, 2008

Xtra!

Manitoba judge’s nude photos shouldn’t be an issue: legal experts — Sept. 3, 2010
Gay charities turn down police fundraiser cash — Aug. 20, 2010
Murray cabinet appointment could be good news for AIDS research — Aug. 19, 2010
Whither Ontario cabinet shuffle? — Apr. 22, 2010
Christian right plans to protest Ontario’s sexual education guidelines
— Apr. 21, 2010
Queer support of NDP dropped between 2006 and 2008 elections: study
— Jan. 22, 2010
How the Second World War changed gay life
— Jan. 21, 2010
Ontario won’t see hooker eviction bill before 2011 election
— Dec. 15, 2009
Is the make-up of Canada’s next government in the hands of suburban voters? — Oct. 27, 2009
What Montreal’s Village can teach us about our own — July 29, 2009
Tories inch up amongst queer voters
— July 29, 2009
Does Ottawa suffer from gay brain drain?
— May 27, 2009
Can we talk? Notes from Canada’s free speech front line — March 4, 2009
Straight allies in support of gay marriage
— Dec. 16, 2008
Guelph adds fuel to free speech fire
— Dec. 5, 2008
Federal election results mixed for Ontario gays
— Oct. 15, 2008
Court challenges back on agenda? — Oct. 13, 2008
The other freedom of expression battle — Oct. 10, 2008
Gays throw in their lot with artists, greens to stop Harper — Oct. 8, 2008
Clement tries to hang on to battleground seat — Sept. 18, 2008
POWER to Feds: hooking laws don’t work — Sept. 17, 2008
Kingston army base rejects Capital Xtra distributor — July 16, 2008
Only severe gaybashings reported to police — June 13,  2008
Student lobby vows to support censors
— June 1, 2008

Xinhua

Canadian governor general hears youth views — Aug. 10, 2010

Around the Block on CHUO 89.1 FM

Cuts to the Canadian Council on Learning — Jan. 8, 2010
We talked about social media — Nov. 13, 2009
A Sandy Hill Affair — Oct. 30, 2009
The one about Terry Gomes — Oct. 23, 2009
What (more) is in a name?
— Oct. 16, 2009
How to name a building
— Oct. 9, 2009
The little theatre that does
— Sept. 25, 2009
Sandy Hill’s new spot of green
— Sept. 18, 2009
An age cap reversed — Sept. 11, 2009
Walkin’ round the neighbourhood
— Sept. 4, 2009
Another diplomat, this one Russian — Aug. 28, 2009
First a diplomat, second a fountain — Aug. 21, 2009
Ghost stories
— Aug. 14, 2009
The clip show
— Aug. 7, 2009
Slam poetry and local history — July 31, 2009
An historic building and another look at cycling — July 24, 2009
Navigating Ottawa’s advisory committees
— July 17, 2009
How to make a difference at City Hall
— July 10, 2009
Opinion leaders have their say
— July 3, 2009
Ayoub’s and Fringe
— June 26, 2009
A momentous occasion
— June 19, 2009
Community Service Learning
— June 12, 2009
A cycling summit and a talk about crime prevention — June 5, 2009
The story of the Lennikovs — May 29, 2009
Making King Edward a safer and more livable street — May 22, 2009
Creating a more walkable Ottawa — May 15, 2009
Research, citizenship, and the community — May 8, 2009
Sustainable transit and the University of Ottawa — May 1, 2009

Maisonneuve

Why Afghanistan is Canada’s next Korea — October 16, 2009

Hill Times

Tories pitch mayor Denis Lebel as candidate in Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean — Aug. 20, 2007
Tories active in Markham, hope to wrest Chinese vote from Liberals
— Aug. 13, 2007
Grit, Bloc MPs who resigned their seats ‘breaking their word’: Poilievre — July 30, 2007
18 months in government
— July 23, 2007
Harper marks 18 months in office, recent poll should breed more humility, expert says
— July 23, 2007
Liberals try to fix fundraising with move to Tory-model national member registry
— July 16, 2007
Conservatives may find Quebec fundraising success in ‘old bleu’ support, say political experts — July 9, 2007
Prime Minister Harper targets ethnic media and ethnic voters in vote-rich Ontario — July 2, 2007

Other writing

Thirty Days Across America — October and November 2008
Gulf Coast Politics — April 2008

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