Stephen Kimber

Stephen Kimber is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of one novel and nine books of non-fiction, including the best-selling Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash and Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War. He teaches creative non-fiction at the University of King's College in Halifax where he has served as Director of the School of Journalism and as Rogers Chair in Journalism. His latest book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five is published by Fernwood Publishing. He is currently a weekly columnist with Halifax Metro, senior features writer for The Coast and a contributing editor for Atlantic Business Magazine.

Stephen Kimber
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Mar 21, 2006

Official truth, unofficial consequences

Stephen Kimber
Why did a 16-year-old boy really attack Canadian army Capt. Trevor Greene with an axe? And what actually happened in that Kandahar City roundabout when a Canadian soldier shot and killed an unarmed,
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Dec 9, 2005

Our political divide still as wide as ever

Stephen Kimber
I was in Vancouver the day Paul Martin's government fell. Joe Clark was right. Canada really is a community of communities. But these days, the walls separating those silo-ed, bricked-in communities
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Sep 19, 2005

Mulroney doth protest way too much

Stephen Kimber
Brian Mulroney assumed — on the reasonable basis of a career's worth of deference from a lap-dog press corps in Ottawa — that Peter C. Newman would know enough not to quote his profane and
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Nov 29, 2004

Bush: in a cocoon inside a bubble

Stephen Kimber
So George W. is coming to town. On Wednesday, the U.S. President's jet is expected to touch down — if ever so gently and even more briefly — at the Halifax International Airport, so His Geo
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Sep 14, 2004

The cost of answering terror with terror

Stephen Kimber
Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn't listening to even the most polite suggestion he and his government's repressive policies in Chechnya might have had something to do with fomenting the hatred t
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Nov 24, 2003

No quibble, no question: Mulroney and the media

Stephen Kimber
In 1996, during a discovery hearing in connection with a lawsuit against the federal government, former prime minister Brian Mulroney testified under oath: “I had never had any dealings with [
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Oct 22, 2003

Money talks politics

Stephen Kimber
Paul Martin bragged last week that the names of all his donors have been made public. He said the process is very open and very, very, very transparent. It is indeed transparent — transparently
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Sep 8, 2003

Praying to the free market God

Stephen Kimber
Our God is a free market kind of God. How else to explain the reality that our Benevolent God of Gods chooses to smite, maim and otherwise do grave, sometimes even life-ending, bodily harm to those w
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Jul 17, 2003

Making the case for Al-Jazeera

Stephen Kimber
The point is not that the jingoist, “our-boys” CNN should be banned from Canadian airwaves — though that might not be such a bad idea — but that Canadians should have access to as
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