24/7 Election Coverage Launches on New Canadian Superblog

    The Hook, a Canadian blog by The Tyee, kicks off with a look at strange
    bedfellows: Stephen Harper and BC NDP Leader Carole James, united against
    carbon tax.

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - The Tyee, BC's award winning independent news
web site, is launching its new political 'superblog' - The Hook - just in time
for a very busy election season.
    The Hook will publish timely reports and analysis by seasoned Tyee
journalists and a wide network of contributors.
    "Who among us does not swoon at the spectre of Stephen vs. Stéphane,
mano-a-mano, 24-7, for six fun-filled weeks?" quips reporter Monte Paulsen,
who kicks off the blog with a look at the strange bedfellows made by
provincial NDP leader Carole James, who has campaigned against the carbon tax,
and Stephen Harper, who will likely do the same, in BC's nine battleground
    The Hook will cover this fall's federal and BC municipal elections, as
well as the U.S. presidential race.
    The Hook's reporting team is spearheaded by Tyee editor David Beers;
Investigative Editor Monte Paulsen (who has shared in a Pulitzer Prize);
Victoria Bureau Chief Andrew MacLeod and Contributing Editor Tom Barrett.
Chipping in: highly regarded political pundits including Sean Holman, Will
McMartin, Murray Dobbin and Rafe Mair, along with dozens of other contributors
around B.C. and in other provinces.
    The Hook makes it easy to stay up to speed on elections, and to find the
latest political news in categories ranging from aboriginal affairs to
environment, media and labour & industry. "We wanted to create a well
organized, early radar system for anyone who needs to know what's happening on
the political scene," explains Beers.
    You can get on The Hook by visiting The Tyee www.thetyee.ca or by going
directly to http://thehook.thetyee.ca. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed.
    The Hook evolved from Election Central, a blog The Tyee published during
past provincial and federal elections that became must reading for media,
politicos and activist citizens in B.C. and beyond.

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For further information: Lisa Manfield at (604) 689-7489 or

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