Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • No winners here

    Byelections, either of the national or provincial variety, are for the most part political plays that follow similar scripts. To state the ...

  • A welcome home and a political primer

    In 1962, late June as I recall, an eternity ago, it seems now, my parents paraded their five young offspring onto an escalator at Gander Airport ...

  • A rite of reporting passage

    Peter Cowan, the CBC television reporter in Labrador, may not be aware of it yet, but I think he had a seminal moment in his young journalistic ...

  • Crime and punishment

    For the record (so to speak): I’ve been arrested three times. Twice I was convicted — once on a shameful impaired driving charge and on another ...

  • Accolades to a retiring Ray

    Whenever there’s a deluge of political news begging to be satirized — this week alone, we had the continuing saga of Penashue-gate, an unctuous ...

  • A new level of gall

    Peter Penashue, I do believe, missed his true calling. He should have been a consultant. After all, there are consulting firms throughout the ...

  • NAPE ads are surely taking their toll

    Whenever Kathy Dunderdale happens to see that television ad that so effectively captures the head-scratching bewilderment of thousands of ...

  • Escaping from smokes

    OK, full disclosure time: I absolutely loved smoking, and I sometimes — sometimes being the operative word here — miss it dearly.And, oddly ...

  • Popes, premiers and other saviours

    Bless me Father Fourth Estate for I have sinned in having arrived lacking in punctuality to the papal punditry of recent weeks, but I hope my ...

  • Remember when polls actually meant something?

    With all this yak of late about the sleazy way politicians (imagine, politicians and sleaze mentioned in the same breath) try to manipulate ...