Canada’s Largest communication com manipulating news coverage? -Blais


Independence and freedom of the press is vital for civility and protection of Canadian’s rights. If the allegation proves true, what is their consequence? We know the cost to the public.

The allegation, however, that the largest communication company in Canada is manipulating news coverage is disturbing. Holding a radio or television licence is a privilege that comes with important obligations that are in the public interest, especially in regards to high-quality news coverage and reporting.

An informed citizenry cannot be sacrificed for a company’s commercial interests. Canadians can only wonder how many times corporate interests may have been placed ahead of the fair and balanced news reporting they expect from their broadcasting system.(Blaise,CRTC)


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Blais, J. “Statement by Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the CRTC, on Journalistic Independence.” Government of Canada,Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Government of Canada. Web. 25 Mar. 2015. <http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=955409&gt;.


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