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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