'We've never really been in a time where reporting the truth of an issue has made us seem biased to so many,' said journalism professor Sean Holman, who penned an open letter calling on journalists to better report on climate change in May.
Children gathered on Parliament Hill in May to protest the government's inaction on climate change, the politicization of which is creating real 'challenges' for reporters, according to journalists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Many reporters are struggling to disentangle politics from the facts around climate change in their coverage, compromising their ability to serve in the public interest, say veteran journalists.
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Canadians currently are primarily paying attention to the federal and provincial governments, and not the opposition parties, because of the economic and health implications of the outbreak, says Frank Graves.
'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.