National Newswatch

A post-election glimmer of hope for cultural pluralism?

Oct 25 2019 — Anita Li — The 2019 campaign was a contentious period that revealed Canada to be more of a work in progress than the multicultural haven we claim to be. Still, on balance, the federal election results bode well for how the country will handle discussions of race and our evolving cultural identity over the next four years — […]

Canadian media lacks nuance, depth on racial issues

Sep 10 2019 — Anita Li — Newsrooms in Canada are disproportionately white. This inequity means Canadian news coverage is less inclusive and therefore not truly representative of our country’s racial diversity. We’ve known all this for years, and still — despite the approach of the next federal election — establishment journalism organizations have not taken steps to address this worrying gap […]