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Politics and its Discontents: Who Can I Trust?

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am an enthusiastic supporter of The Toronto Star. The paper’s investigative reports, like no others, have had real impact, influencing decisions at the highest levels of power locally, provincially and federally; its dogged pursuit of the truth has always impressed me deeply. The Star has . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Who Can I Trust?

Politics and its Discontents: Note To Peter Mansbridge

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Politics and its Discontents: Accountability, Whither Thou Goest?

If there is one good thing to be said about the Leslie Roberts scandal, it is that privately owned Global Television has acted with dispatch both in its investigation of the newsman/PR firm co-owner’s terrible breach of ethics, and its subsequent actions. While the official ‘story’ is that Roberts has resigned, there is little . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Accountability, Whither Thou Goest?

The Canadian Progressive: CBC/Radio-Canada reacts to Harper’s dictatorship-style Bill C-60

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Bill C-60, introduced in the House of Commons last week as part of the Conservatives’ new omnibus Budget implementation bill, is an insidious piece of legislation. And the CBC/Radio-Canada wants to talk to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ministers because it’s important that the bill’s “unintended consequences are understood . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CBC/Radio-Canada reacts to Harper’s dictatorship-style Bill C-60

Politics and its Discontents: A Classy Apology

Regular readers of this blog may be aware of my almost boundless enthusiasm for The Toronto Star. I deeply admire its progressive mission, and I find its roster of excellent columnists informative and thought-provoking. I have come to regard it as a trusted source of news and opinion.

It was therefore a bit . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Classy Apology

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Conservative MP’s Bill C-461 threatens CBC journalistic integrity, protection of sources

By: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Press Release: TORONTO – One of Canada’s leading free speech groups is warning that a low-profile bill – coming up for second reading debate in the House of Commons today – could severely weaken the journalistic integrity of the CBC and cripple its ability to […]

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Politics and its Discontents: Are Workers Paying For The Globe and Mail’s Sins?

I have to say that my heart rejoiced yesterday when I saw the news that Torstar, the parent company of The Toronto Star, has increased its quarterly earnings over the year by about 100%, an unequivocal confirmation that quality, in-depth journalism for the social good can still very much be a profitable enterprise . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Are Workers Paying For The Globe and Mail’s Sins?