National Newswatch

Andrew Coyne v The National Post

Oct 17 2015 — Jesse Brown — Postmedia newspapers have been running variations of the same Harper endorsement all day. But as the Edmonton Journal’s Paula Simons publicly confirmed, pumping the Conservatives was management’s call. Regardless of what Postmedia’s reporters, columnists, editors (or readers) think, endorsements are a publisher’s decision, and Posties know Paul Godfrey was always going to force a Harper […]

#HairGate: What Really Happened

Aug 22 2015 — Jesse Brown — How the National Post Censored Canada’s most Famous Writer. Margaret Atwood’s opinion piece may well have been a “flighty little caper on hair,” as she described it, but what happened next is no flimsy matter. The incident raises some crucial questions: *Do the National Post’s editorial staff have the independence and authority to publish what […]

Postmedia Told Edmonton Journal to Endorse Jim Prentice, Says Edmonton Journal

May 5 2015 — — (Today), Albertans will elect their next provincial government. For over a week, polls have consistently shown the Progressive Conservatives, who have held power in the province for over four decades, trailing the Alberta NDP and the Wildrose Party. The Progressive Conservatives and their leader have had a rough go this election, with public backlash against […]

CANADALAND Strong-Armed me into Writing this

Apr 15 2015 — Mark Bourrie — I do not believe I should have been strong-armed into talking about my relationship with Mike Duffy in the media. I believe I should have been able to give my evidence at trial. I believe I should have been afforded the protection of privilege (immunity from a libel suit) in testifying, and that, although sub […]

Duffy, as Senator, Paid Journalists

Apr 9 2015 — David Akin — The high-profile trial of Mike Duffy, one of the country’s best-known former journalists, has put a spotlight on two other political journalists. Exhibits filed this week in the trial of suspended Senator Duffy – the former broadcast journalist at CTV and CBC — show that both Ezra Levant and Mark Bourrie* accepted work contracts from […]