Postmedia hopes it can thread the needle between Kenney and Trudeau - 2019-05-23

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F99.png Postmedia hopes it can thread the needle between Kenney and Trudeau May 23, 2019, Carl Meyer, National Observer

Postmedia, the owner of Canada's largest chain of newspapers, says its lobbying efforts to get its sales division involved with a provincial "war room" supporting the Alberta oilpatch are consistent with its bid to help itself to Ottawa's $595 million media support package.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau was urged this week to take a second look at Postmedia's eligibility for federal subsidies for journalism, in light of the company's proposed involvement in the United Conservative Party government's war room — which has been criticized as a hub for oilpatch propaganda.

NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus told Morneau in a letter, shared with National Observer, that Postmedia's potential participation in the war room should disqualify it from government support, since it would make a mockery of independent journalism.

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