Torstar-Postmedia deal drives home need for government support
By Les WhittingtonNov. 29, 2017
Reducing the vehicles for information, expression of opinion, and the means to hold authorities to account is hardly in the public interest.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured last month, told reporters Nov. 27 she’s sad to hear about the closures of local newspapers announced this week, but she wouldn’t commit to any new aid. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—If the rise of Donald Trump proved anything worth knowing, it’s the risk to democracy posed by an uninformed electorate.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas