Sean Craig, Author at CANADALAND
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You Must Be This Conservative To Ride: The Inside Story of Postmedia’s Right Turn

A plan to muffle moderate voices at Canada’s largest newspaper company has created confusion and uncertainty in newsrooms across the country.

Global News Radio Investigating Mike Stafford For Offensive Tweets

Stafford tweeted Monday that he expected to be fired

Postmedia Wants To Join Jason Kenney’s War Against Environmental Activists

The newspaper company has hired the UCP’s campaign director to lobby for participation in its new “energy war room”

Faith Goldy Pissed Off The Wrong Lawyer

And other things we learned from a deep dive into her election-related filings

NOW Magazine Mysteriously Erases Articles Critical Of New Advertiser

Magazine management says the article removals were not approved

Postmedia Told Edmonton Journal to Endorse Jim Prentice, Says Edmonton Journal

Their recent performance in office and at the hustings subject to widespread media and voter skepticism, incumbent Premier Jim Prentice and the Alberta Progressive Conservatives nonetheless managed to secure the endorsement of the four largest papers in Alberta, the Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun. In one case, instruction to endorse came from the papers’ parent company, Toronto-based Postmedia.

Bell Media Licensed An Event That Could Kill 4,000 People

Media reports estimate that 4,000 migrant workers in Qatar will die in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup because of the substandard working and living conditions imposed by Qatar’s migrant worker program, otherwise known as the kafala system. In Canada, the rights to broadcast that event belong to Bell Media.

RCMP Bans Reporter due to his “Disrespectful Tone”

When police reporter John McFadden showed up to an RCMP press conference, he was told he was barred from the event because of unspecified “unprofessional and disrespectful conduct.” That conduct? Reporting on the RCMP.

CBC Documentary Edited by Insurance Company

Last week, the CBC aired Volunteers Unleashed, which is great because it’s a well made and important documentary that should be seen. But gone are critical mentions of Me to We, and in one case the CBC appears to have misrepresented the opinion of one of its own interview subjects by adding a voiceover that contradicts what she said.

Why Canadians Can’t Watch HBO’s Scientology Doc

A recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher was withheld from the Canadian market by HBO in the US because Lawrence Wright’s Scientology expose Going Clear wasn’t published here. HBO Canada has yet to secure distribution of the film adaptation of Wright’s book, which aired Sunday in the United States.