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‘It shouldn’t be blotting out the sun’: have the media spilled too much ink over SNC-Lavalin?

By Beatrice Paez       

Coverage of this affair has underscored the dilemmas facing cash-strapped newsrooms today: follow the big news story of the day or risk appearing out of the loop.

Ex-cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, pictured April 3, 2019, on the Hill addressing reporters following their expulsion from the Liberal Party, are at the centre of political storm that has no signs of waning. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Weeks of wall-to-wall coverage have been devoted to offering a tick-tock of every twist of the SNC-Lavalin affair, raising questions about whether the media have expended far too much of their resources following this beat at the exclusion of other pressing issues.

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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