A recent change to legislation proposed by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government to stop frivolous defamation lawsuits will leave anyone currently burdened with one, journalists included, out in the cold. The change comes amidst serious potential conflicts of interest for Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Party, and potentially benefits Wynne’s own position as a plaintiff in a pending defamation suit.
So what the hell is going on in New Brunswick?
Two senior editors at the Moncton Times and Transcript have been sacked after CANADALAND started asking questions about one of them- Murray Guy. Turns out that Guy covertly traveled to Larry’s Gulch, a remote, goverment owned fishing resort to meet with the head of New Brunswick’s government-owned Liquor company.
According to multiple sources at the company, three senior editors at Brunswick News Inc (BNI) are under investigation in the midst of CANADALAND inquiries into the news org’s relationship with the Government of New Brunswick.
CBC journalist Kathy Tomlinson is a key figure in our reporting into Amanda Lang’s conflicts of interest. Until this point, she has not provided CANADALAND with comment.
Now she has agreed to share her side of the story.
Sources close to Amanda Lang, who spoke to CANADALAND on the condition of anonymity, confirm that she has been in a romantic relationship with RBC Board Member W. Geoffrey Beattie since January 2013 at the latest.