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Political Writing Workshop

You take an interest in politics and you have an opinion on how well, or otherwise, our politicians are doing their job. So why not write about it? This exciting LitFest workshop is just the ticket for you!

The workshop is guided by four experienced 24 Hour columnists:

1 Bill Tieleman

Bill Tieleman is president of West Star Communications, a strategy and communications consulting firm he began in 1998. Bill has previously been Communications Director in the B.C. Premier’s Office and at the BC Federation of Labour.

Bill Tieleman writes a column on politics every Tuesday in 24 Hours newspaper and also in The Tyee online magazine and his popular blog – .

2 Kathryn Marshall

Kathryn Marshall is a columnist, political commentator and an articling student at a litigation firm in Vancouver. Her column “The Duel” appears weekly in 24 Hours Vancouver where she debates the issues of the day, and she blogs at the Huffington Post Canada, internationally at Reuter’s TrustLaw and at She is a frequent guest on talk radio and television, including regular appearances on CTV’s Political Express panel.


3 Daniel Fontaine

Daniel Fontaine works as the Chief Executive Officer for the BC Care Providers Association in Vancouver. Over the course of his career he has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as government.

Fontaine is the weekly civic affairs columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper. He appeared weekly on the civic affairs panel for the top-rated Bill Good Show on CKNW radio. He also served as back-up host for the Simi Sara Show. In 2008 he co-founded, one of Canada’s most popular civic affairs blogs.


4 Laila Yuile

Laila Yuile is a columnist, political blogger and commentator. Laila’s work is regularly published in the Huffington Post BC and other community papers around BC and she writes a weekly column for 24 Hrs Vancouver.

In addition to providing political commentary for various media outlets in BC, Laila has broken many provocative stories on her site, that have also been covered by national and provincial media. She keeps a close watch on the activities of the B.C government, as well as China’s increasing interests in Canadian resources and technology.

Political Writing Workshop
Saturday April 13, 3:15pm to 4:15pm,
Lecture Hall B (Rm-2203), Douglas College
Entrance Free





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