Back in the 1960s, 1970s, and into the ‘80s, almost all of the large newspapers in Canada had a reporter who specialized in labour-management relations. Wilf List covered labour for The Globe and Mail for an amazing 35 years. I wrote a labour relations column for the Toronto Star for 15 years (1968-1982), and the editorial staff of several other papers at the time also included labour columnists as well as labour reporters. Conventions of the largest labour unions and the Canadian Labour Congress attracted dozens of reporters. The names of union presidents were almost as well known as those of prominent politicians and corporate executives. Once a year, in my Star column, I listed, in order, the ten labour leaders I considered the country’s most influential, without having to identify them with much more than their names. Today, not a single daily newspaper employs a labour columnist, much less…
Cynics attempt optimism at CANADALAND panel in Halifax, with mixed results.
Court order includes Independent editor Justin Brake.
“All is well for western profiteers when their media and politicians can get us quibbling among ourselves over jobs and who gets a better pension.”
A challenging relationship that we need to rethink
As the Telegram and other TC Media newspapers go orange and promise better journalism, supporters of independent media from around the province begin laying the foundation for a new “The Independent”
Carrying the burden of poor body image
Media coverage of reports of gang rapes in St. John’s has directed many to contemplate their moral stance on sex work, instead of their moral stance on rape and the appropriate police response to the rape of any person.
Journalism, like other parts of our democratic system, is in crisis. But raising fees is not the answer.
We are all accountable to Loretta Saunders
Change is coming – determinedly, steadily and painfully – as the province moves to tackle transphobia
The CBC has apologized for its problematic coverage of Innu communities. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
With its back to the wall, will Canada’s public broadcaster stand up to a government that is tightening its grip on the network’s freedom? Or should ‘friends’ intervene?
They manipulate the polls. You always knew it. You let them.
The swift slide from unreasonable to mad
Why do we tolerate bullies in our midst?
“Young girls have indicated they are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents,” said Dr. Deborah McPhail, an expert in health and obesity from Memorial University of Newfoundland, in an interview with the Toronto Sun. “The fear of being fat is overwhelming.” To a degree, she said, healthy eating and exercising have become part of our culture’s obsession with fat avoidance. “These dominant ideas are having disastrous effects on women’s body image,” she said, indicating that 52% of girls begin dieting before the age of 14. Read the full article at the Toronto Sun for more. Source: The Toronto Sun
Should we believe what we read?