Entries by Dennis Matthews

Advertising spending limits mean a lot less today

This column originally appeared in National Newswatch on May 16, 2018 We live in an age where it’s almost impossible to define advertising. It’s hard to distinguish between a Facebook ad that reaches voters, or a Facebook post that people share widely of their own free will. It’s not like the good old days where […]

How suburban moms hold the key to the provincial election

This column originally appeared in National Newswatch on April 2, 2018 We should all listen to our mothers more and Doug Ford is no exception. Starting his winning leadership campaign in his Mom’s basement wasn’t just a fun dis to the elites, it should serve as a nod to his most important group of voters. […]

Remember, Facebook got its data from you

This column originally appeared in The Province on March 25, 2018 Most info Google or Facebook has on you comes from one primary source (hint, look in the mirror). Change your Facebook password frequently, but don’t get too worried about some evil marketing genius hacking your brain and making you vote a certain way. The […]

OPINION: PC race not just a reality show

This column originally appeared in The Province on February 9, 2018 If you took everything that’s happened so far this year in Ontario politics and spread it out over all of 2018 we would still be talking about how crazy it’s been. With this in mind, we find ourselves thrust into a lightning fast race […]