INVESTIGATION: Canadian news media dominated by corporate lobbyists - 2021-12-02

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F0.png INVESTIGATION: Canadian news media dominated by corporate lobbyists December 2, 2021, Jon Horler, Ricochet

In a typical example of the practice, former Liberal New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant appeared numerous times on CBC News Network's flagship political show, Power and Politics, in the days leading up to this year's federal election. Viewers of the show were not informed of Gallant's position as a senior advisor at Navigator Inc., one of the country's largest corporate PR and lobbying firms.

More than one in every 10 guests analyzing the news worked for firms paid to influence the government and the public. Despite their vested interests, networks often described these panellists as "strategists."

Political panelists' corporate lobbying interests are rarely disclosed on Canadian news shows, and this lack of transparency undermines news outlets' claims to impartiality.

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