Freedom of the Press Tag

11 Jun 2010 Right-leaning TV channel in the works

Globe and Mail, June 10 2010: Ottawa — Quebec billionaire Pierre Karl Péladeau’s plans for a “Fox News North” channel in Canada are gathering steam, with his media company poaching two senior journalists for the right-of-centre TV network – a venture expected to have an operational budget of $100-million over five years. An official announcement on the bid to shake up television news is anticipated by next Wednesday, an unveiling expected to detail how it intends to convince federal regulators and cable companies to...

Read More

21 Jul 2009 Legislation Would Allow Canadian Government to Monitor Internet Users

By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, July 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The federal Conservative government introduced legislation in June to give the state greatly expanded power of surveillance of electronic communications and access to the personal information of Internet users. The Department of Justice's communiqué on the proposed legislation says the intent of the bill is to thwart child pornography and identify criminal activity on the Internet.
Read More

12 Feb 2009 Human rights commission calls for media council; National Watchdog; Want mechanisms to ensure opportunity for public scrutiny

By Joseph Brean, National Post (Feb 11/09) - The Ontario Human Rights Commission is calling for Parliament to force all Canadian magazines, newspapers and "media services" Web sites to join a national press council with the power to adjudicate breaches of professional standards and complaints of discrimination. The council would have the power to order the publication of its decisions and "would help bring about more consistency across all jurisdictions in Canada," reads an OHRC report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. [Continue reading...

Read More

07 Aug 2008 The sale of the National Post would reverberate in political circles

By Lawrence Martin, August 7, 2008, Globe and Mail online With the purchase of the Southam newspaper chain and the creation in 1998 of the National Post, Conrad Black single-handedly changed the tenor of the debate in the country. Before this time, right-side views tended to be marginalized in our liberal-leaning media culture. Bombastically, Conrad Black made them mainstream. That could change. The Post appears to be up for sale and a contender for the national paper is a group headed by Liberal Senator Jerry Grafstein. Continue reading here....

Read More