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Linda McQuaig is a Canada is the second largest and the northern-most country in the world, occupying most of the North American land mass. It is a decentralized federation of ten provinces and three territories, governed as a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. It was initially constituted through the British North America Act of 1867... Canadian A journalist is a person who practices journalism. Reporters are one type of journalist. They create reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film, and the Internet. Reporters find the sources for their work; the reports can be either... journalist, A Columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. Some Internet columns are called blogs or Weblogs. What differentiates a column from other forms of journalism is that it meets each of the following... columnist and Non-fiction is a truthful account or representation of a subject which is composed of facts. It is one of the two main divisions in writing, particularly used in libraries, the other being fiction. Essays, journals, documentaries, scientific papers, photographs, biographies, textbooks, technical documentation like user manuals, diagrams and journalism... non-fiction The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). This can be short or long, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, technical or literature; in particular it is a profession (doing this... author. Long a business reporter at the The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. The paper was founded as The Globe in 1844 by George Brown, who was later a Father of Confederation. Brown selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, The subject who... Globe and Mail, she subsequently wrote a column for the The National Post is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. The Post was founded in 1998 by Conrad Black to combat what he saw as an over-liberalizing of editorial policy in Canadian newspapers. From the beginning the Post has been staunchly conservative, and has an... National Post before moving to her current job at the The Toronto Star is a major metropolitan newspaper produced in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has the largest circulation in the country, in excess of 400,000 daily, and is noted for its liberal stance. While most of Canadas high-circulation newspapers and chains were swallowed by... Toronto Star. She first came to national prominence in 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 7 - Akihito becomes Emperor of Japan following the death of Hirohito. The Heisei period begins January 8 - the Kegworth Air Disaster - A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport - 44 dead... 1989 for uncovering the Patti Starr Affair, where a community leader was found to have used charitable funds for the purpose of Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. A lobbyist is a person who is paid to influence legislation. Lobbying is in many countries... lobbying the goverment. McQuaig was awarded the National Newspaper Award for her work on this story.

She is currently best known for her series of books challenging Canada's departure from the principles of universal social programs towards an American, when used as an adjective, can mean of the United States of America or of or relating to the Americas; when used as a noun, United States citizen, residing in the Americas, or less frequently American English. Immigrants to the United States are usually called first-generation Americans, regardless... American model of strict means-based programs. She came to prominence with her best-selling 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. Establishment of independent Slovakia and Czech Republic. January 3 - In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and... 1993 book The Wealthy Banker's Wife, which refuted the argument that universal social programs such as the child welfare benefit (which had recently been discontinued) could be less expensive if funds were not paid to well-off people (such as the wife in the title). McQuaig exposed that in Western World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. It is conventionally considered a continent, which, in this case, is more of a cultural distinction than a geographic one. ( National Geographic, however, officially recognises... Europe, such programs were common and even the Queen of the The Netherlands ( Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ( Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). The Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch, located in northwestern Europe. It borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the... Netherlands received the benefit when she had minor children.

This theme was explored further in her 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995 book Shooting the Hippo, which argued against the proposition that goverments facing A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. The opposite is a budget surplus. This entry only concerns the governments deficits. These are important political issues. Starve-the-beast strategies usually lead to high budget deficits. Others, fiscal conservatives denounce... deficits should cut spending rather than raising taxes on the wealthy. Her thesis was that additional taxation was just as valid a solution to budget crisises as spending cuts, and that in many cases Like other institutions, governments operate on a budget -- or try to do so. When the expenditures of a government (its purchases of goods and services, plus its tranfers (grants) to individuals and corporations) are greater than its tax revenues, it creates a deficit in the government budget. When tax revenues... deficit spending was justified to ensure the survival of programs that provided citizens with minimum benefits.

In her 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. Events January January 1998 - A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to... 1998 book, The Cult of Impotence, McQuaig challenged assumptions about the effect of Globalization (or globalisation) is a term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that are the result of dramatically increased trade and cultural exchange. In specifically economic contexts, it refers almost exclusively to the effects of trade, particularly trade liberalization or free trade. Between 1910 and... globalization on industrial economies and the argument that market forces could not be controlled by government intervention. She argued that attempts to rein in Inflation rates of five core members of the G8 from 1950 to 1994. Pink = France, Green = Germany, Gray = Japan, Red = UK, Blue = US. This page is on the topic of price inflation in economics. For alternative meanings see inflation (disambiguation). In economics, inflation is an increase in the general level... inflation because of the largely theoretical benefits to Economic growth is the increase in the value of goods and services produced by an economy. It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real gross domestic product, or GDP. Growth is usually calculated in real terms, i.e. inflation-adjusted terms, in order to net out... economic growth from zero inflation were actually causing high Unemployment rates in the United States. In economics, a person who is able and willing to work yet is unable to find a paying job is considered unemployed. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed workers divided by the total civilian labor force, which includes both the unemployed and... unemployment and that a move towards moderate inflation and high employment would naturally raise government revenues and reduce government welfare spending.

In All You Can Eat is the third solo album by k.d. lang, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). Track listing If I Were You (lang, Mink) _ 3:59 Maybe _ 4:11 Youre Ok (lang, Mink) _ 3:03 Sexuality (lang, Mink) _ 3:24 Get... All You Can Eat, McQuaig challenged the system of A regressive tax is a tax which takes a larger percentage of income from people whose income is low. It places proportionately more of a burden on those with lower incomes. Regressive taxes, as opposed to progressive taxes, are more burdensome on lower-income individuals than on higher-income individuals... regressive taxation that led to the unequalled accumulation of wealth by the top 1% of the Canadian population since the early 1980s. Her proposition was that by cutting taxes and government benefits, the wealthy had benefitted primarily at the cost of the less advantaged, including the middle class, whose real wages and wealth had barely grown during that period of time.

Her latest book, It's The Crude Dude, is an investigation of The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States For political interaction among states, see foreign policy. Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel. It is published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Its topics include global politics, economics, integration and ideas. It... foreign policy from the assumption that it acts in order to secure its supply of Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petrus – rock and oleum – oil), mineral oil, or crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the... petroleum products, particulary in light of the recent actions of the United States in The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the north-west, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. Its current leadership... Iraq.

In Popular Culture

In the CBC redirects here, as this is the most common use of the abbreviation. For other uses, see CBC (disambiguation). The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government_owned television network and radio network. In French, it is called la Société Radio_Canada (Radio_Canada or SRC... CBC comedy The Newsroom is a Canadian television dramedy series which ran on the CBC in the 1996-1997 and 2003-2004 seasons. As well, in 2002, a two-hour television movie, Escape from the Newsroom, aired on the CBC. Set in the news department of a television station (never officially named... The Newsroom, she played herself as a guest to discuss her book Shooting the Hippo. This led to this exchange:

  • Jim Walcott (clueless pretty-boy anchorman): "I really am enjoying reading your book Shooting the Hippo, but tell me, why did you give it that title?"
  • McQuaig: "I explained that on the first page of the book."

By the end of the show, she storms off in a huff when she finds out that the producers of the show have asked conservative commentator Hugh Segal (born 1951) is a Canadian political strategist, author and pundit. Segal was an advisor to federal Leader of the Opposition Robert Stanfield in the early 1970s and was an unsuccesful candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 general election. As a member of the Big... Hugh Segal to appear for "balance".

She was famously criticized by Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour (born August 25, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian-born British biographer, financier and newspaper magnate. He is the latest in a series of Canadian-born British press lords—his predecessors were Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, and Roy Thomson, 1st... Conrad Black who once commented that she deserved to be "horsewhipped". He later hired her as a columnist when he owned the National Post.

External Link

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