Monthly Archives: November 2010

News conference at 11

Informed Opinions is officially releasing its research results this morning at 11 am at a news conference at the University of Ottawa’s law faculty — scene of our most successful pilot workshop that’s since yielded five published op eds from … Continue reading

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Lessons from the spelling-challenged spammers

You wouldn’t know it from reading this blog, but I get half a dozen notices a day that someone is eager to post a comment on the site. I read every one, hoping against experience that I’ll discover a genuine … Continue reading

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Wanted: expert Toronto women who should be mouthier

Informed Opinions graduates have published 7 op eds in recent months, and three in the past few weeks alone. Now we’re bringing the workshop to the Toronto NGO community on December 2nd, thanks in part to the generosity of Alison … Continue reading

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Writing by committee – avoid (or master!)

Informed Opinions recently supplied editing support to a workshop graduate who had a well-supported and timely argument about a relevant issue.  After we’d work together to polish the piece and craft an opening paragraph that would engage and provoke (rather … Continue reading

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Elvis Costello: songs versus op eds

In the course of promoting his newly released album recently, much-celebrated songwriter, Elvis Costello (do you think he ever gets referred to as the spouse of Diana Krall?) was speaking about how he approaches his craft. He said he’d once … Continue reading

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Effective treatment beats “tough on crime” rhetoric

Tucked into the centre of  an op ed in the print version of today’s Globe and Mail on how women can use mat leave to enhance their career prospects is side bar encouraging readers to visit the Globe online to … Continue reading

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