The Fifth Estate’s Troubling Litigation History

This is a follow-up to my earlier posts about the Fifth Estate’s dubious coverage of WE Charity, a “kick ‘em when they’re down” exercise that happened after most of Canada’s mainstream media gleefully dismembered Canada’s most successful children’s charity. Journalists from the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and PostMedia made common cause with Charlie … Read more

The Trouble with Canadian Researched Non-Fiction

A while ago, I picked up a used copy of Jack Granatstein’s 1999 book, Who Killed Canadian History?, a book that was a little money-maker for Jack and a sad tale for those of us who write Canadian history books. When the book came out, a lot of historians and commentators thought Granatstein was a … Read more