The complainant, Jack Locke, thought that a story on the World at Six took sides in a running controversy over adding fluoride to drinking water. As a long-time opponent of fluoridation, he found that hard to swallow.
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The complainant, Justin Stayshyn, said radio coverage of a recent federal byelection not only bought into a conspiracy theory, it presented partisan spin as legitimate analysis. The dispute revolved around… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Who’s an “observer,” anyway?
A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe
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The complainant, Kyle Mytruk, felt CBC’s approach to covering a protest by Manitoba’s yellow vest movement lacked a sufficiently critical eye. My review illustrates the impact that logistics can have… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: Yellow Vests and logistics
Journalists are still conflating sex work with exploitation. Here’s why we have to turn the page
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Despite an endless cycle of missteps, call-outs and apologies, Canadian journalism has a terrible track record holding far-right groups to account – whether they’re in the streets or public office. Until there’s a much deeper reckoning, it’s unlikely to get any better
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Besides everything else I do, I am first of all a business owner. I started Halifax Examiner Inc. in 2014 with all my life savings, $10,000. By the time the… Continue Reading The Trudeau government’s tax subsidy for journalism puts the Halifax Examiner in an impossible situation
The government capitulated to the demands of traditional publishers with its financial package of “support for Canadian journalism.”
If you missed the news, it’s probably because after months—make that years—of… Continue Reading Tilting the playing field
We’re not looking for a handout. But we didn’t expect the government to distort the playing field so dramatically
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