What is the Trudeau Government Trying to Censor on Facebook?

After Trudeau was endlessly lampooned for his boneheaded "peoplekind" manterruption by both the domestic and international press throughout the week (I don't really care if it was joke or not, or taken out of context, the point is Trudeau says dumb things often, meant seriously, that usually get ignored or praised by Canadian mainstream media), the … Continue reading What is the Trudeau Government Trying to Censor on Facebook?

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Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years

An analysis of Canadian Heritage's proactive disclosure of the distribution of Canada 150 grant money in the past two years shows the western provinces (Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia) and Nova Scotia have thus far received significantly smaller portions of overall grant money in comparison to their respective proportions of the national population. By the end of last … Continue reading Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years

‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, "The Shattered Mirror",  which depicted today's world as a "post-truth" dystopian nightmare. According to the report's ominous introduction, "Established news organizations have been left gasping" and  "native digital alternatives have failed to develop journalistic mass." Then the report--GASP!--asks the reader to "imagine a world … Continue reading ‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda

Today a report from a Public Policy Forum study--contracted by the federal government--is going to be released recommending that Canadian media be further subsidized by the government. PPF touts itself as "an independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada", but the first thing one sees on the think tank's site … Continue reading 2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda