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Postmedia bid for role in UCP 'war room' illustrates the folly of Trudeau's lifeline for failing newspapers - 2019-05-20

F0.png Postmedia bid for role in UCP 'war room' illustrates the folly of Trudeau's lifeline for failing newspapers May 20, 2019, David Climenhaga, blogs, rabble.ca

Connect the dots, Mr. Prime Minister! That newspaper industry bailout package you're foolishly planning in the name of preserving democracy is principally designed to keep a corporation afloat that will do anything, no matter how unethical, to destroy your government.

If you want proof, look no further than Postmedia's astonishing admission, revealed on Twitter by my sharp-eyed colleague Dave Cournoyer, that the corporation has signed up a well-connected Conservative lobbyist to persuade Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party government to let it be part of its $30-million "war room" fake news and harassment operation.

The one-sentence bombshell spotted by Cournoyer was in the province's lobbyist registry, which Postmedia apparently assumed no one would bother to check. The Toronto-based, largely U.S.-owned media corporation founded on the crumbling bones of the once proud Southam newspaper empire has hired former Jason Kenney campaign director Nick Koolsbergen to "discuss ways Postmedia could be involved in the government's energy war room," the filing said.

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