The Grant Rant

A journalist's view from Niagara

In the wake of the U.S missile strike against Syria following the gas attack against civilians, the time has come for Canadians to think and talk seriously about what is happening in Syria.

On March 25, I was fortunate to join a small band of other local podcast hosts on the Niagara Podcasters Network for the Local Media Matters fundraising event. The event raised some money to help support the network, and it was a great opportunity to listen to the expanding roster of local media voices. A …

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“Politicians and diapers must be changed often,” wrote Mark Twain. “And for the same reason.” There is a timeless truth to Mr. Twain’s eloquently barbed observation of politics and, I suppose, a kind of comfort. We are tempted, living the bubble of our present circumstances, to suppose the politics of our place and time is …

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Greetings, readers of the Rant. The next episode of the Grant Rant Podcast will be recorded live at the Mahtay Cafe in St. Catharines as part of the Local Media Matter fundraiser for the Niagara Podcasters Network. The event is raising funds to support NPN’s work, and there is a full schedule of NPN’s shows …

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You want to stand up for liberal, democratic values? Start by defending the right of someone whose views you dislike to speak at a place that is supposed to be about the free exchange of ideas.