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On the road again: many media organizations taking ‘flexible’ approach to party leader tour coverage

By Mike Lapointe      

The Canadian Press is looking to keep costs to a bare minimum, The Globe and Mail will be 'tactical' in their planning, and The Toronto Star will take a 'flexible' approach to covering the federal party leader tours.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times took a look at which media organizations are joining the federal party leaders on tour as they kick off the 2019 election campaign. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

As the party leaders kicked off their national campaigns last week, The Hill Times took a look at which media organizations are joining them on their buses and planes, and what sort of planning goes into coverage of leader tours in a 40-day sprint toward election day on Oct. 21.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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