How has Stephen Harper obstructed the press, evaded media scrutiny, and diminished journalists’ influence in Canada? Why do reporters act as repeaters, airing negative political ads for free? Why does our press let all of this happen? What can the Canadian political press do to reverse the situation and provide true inquiry and analysis?
Susan Delacourt covers federal politics for the Toronto Star, after doing so for The National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Globe and Mail. She has written several books on Canadian politics and history, including the recent Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.
She joins Jesse for a candid conversation.