Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1340 times:
Yyz717 wrote: "This has got to be most left-wing news show in Canada..."
It isn't a news show! It's a pulpit for the Lewis family's favourite old-left causes (Naomi Klein included).
At least Sharon Lewis (any relation to usual host Avi Lewis?) isn't as shrill. If Avi himself were there, he'd probably go off in favour of renationalising Air Canada, introducing price controls and other retro '70s policy ideas.
What really struck me as odd was the fellow from the rail transport lobby group (Transport 2000?) who was arguing that the government should invest in rail travel as an alternative to air travel. Passenger rail economics are questionable enough in parts of Europe, with its high population density and close-together cities. How could it ever be economical in Canada, a country so vast and thinly populated that the capital of Newfoundland is closer to the capital of Morocco than it is to the capital of B.C.?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16403 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
Like I said, these hard left ideological dinosaurs think the answer is to nationalize everything! Makes for good comedy. I live 5 minutes from the CBC studios in Toronto....I should sit in the audience sometime and cause some shit!
I was wondering myself if Sharon Lewis was related to Avi Lewis.....yikes.....poor Avi.....a brain-washed childhood in the house of Stephen Lewis and Michelle Landsberg...what warped nonsense he must have been fed as a youngster.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.