About This Show
Susan Delacourt reveals the behind the scenes world of federal politics in Canada. Personal, political and persuasive, Susan speaks with the people who make decisions and the ones who influence the decision makers. This is not a news program. It's more like a guidebook to our democracy as it unfolds. Susan is your driver on this journey and this podcast is your compass.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 23: Does the State have any business in the newsrooms of the nation?
Brief Remarks is back... again...Today we have for another live episode for you that was recored in the Canada 2020 Studio in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 17.It's a debate, focused on state support Canada's news media. It was organized by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, who were very gracious to let Canada 2020 help out.The latest federal budget pledged $10 million a year for five years to support local news.That was $10 million too much, according to some. Others say not enough. News Media Canada, the industry lobby group, had been looking for $350 million in a revamped Canadian Periodical Fund.So we asked the question: Does the State have any business in the newsrooms of the nation?Arguing for the motion is Bob Cox, publisher of The Winnipeg Free Press and chair of News Media Canada. Arguing against is Andrew Coyne, National Post columnist.Susan Harada, head of the journalism program at Carleton University, acted as our moderator for the evening.Follow the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom on Twitter at @CDN_WPF.
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