Profile of Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky is TC Media’s Atlantic Regional columnist. He can be reached at russell.wangersky@tc.tc. His column appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Transcontinental’s daily papers.

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • Government-sponsored servitude program

    Maybe you’re going to fly — well, if you are, you’ll pay what the airlines are charging to get you to where you want to go. That’s life, but it’s ...

  • Tell us the truth

    This past weekend, the pro­vince’s Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) had an ad in this paper looking for public input on a new ...

  • Signs and wonders

    The day of the trout in the trees.There’s a set of six rivers down there that have spots worth fishing. They drain great flat bowls of barrens ...

  • Bad data leads to bad decisions

    This week, the Globe and Mail revealed that one of the main planks that’s been used to justify the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program may ...

  • Feds leave you feeling punch-drunk

    Call it Tory-fatigue, call it what you like, but the revelation late last week that federal agencies had asked telephone companies 1.2 million ...

  • A terribly taxing experience

    But for scores of people — among them, seniors in St. John’s — it’s far from that simple.There was a time when the federal government, eager to ...

  • When ‘open dialogue’ means ‘no comment’

    Well, it isn’t.Last week, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made it clear that she wasn’t going to be talking to CBC’s “Fisheries Broadcast” ...

  • Is small the new big?

    Normally in the animal kingdom, the bigger you are, the better chance you have of reproducing. If you’re a big snow crab or a large lobster, ...

  • Nightlife

    And I wonder who’s going to be the first to complain, especially as it moves earlier and earlier in the day, deliberately tracking that first ...

  • Your tax dollars at work

    The businessman’s rationale?“If the government gives you a cookie, you take it.”You can understand why the government wanted to be involved: ...