Media studies

by Aaron Wherry

One of the Post’s excitable bloggers repeats Jason Kenney’s suggestion that the guide provided to prospective immigrants says nothing about confederation.

Silly question for a slow news day. At what point does a media outlet—keeping in mind the industry’s twin crises of economy and credibility—have a responsibility to check the minister’s recollection and clarify, if necessary, the facts in question?




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  1. If Kenney’s referring to the ‘Welcome to Canada’ document, he’s correct, but the purpose of this guide is to give practical information to newcomers on day-to-day life in Canada (e.g. how to find an apartment, how to get a driver’s license), though it does contain information on values and principles as well.

    Two other documents–one for prospective newcomers to Canada, and one for aspiring citizens, both contain information on Confederation. These are all available on the CIC website.

  2. Yes, shoddily researched, biased journalism certainly is appalling.

    It’s a good thing we never see commentary of that calibre around here, isn’t it?

  3. “At what point does a media outlet—keeping in mind the industry’s twin crises of economy and credibility—have a responsibility to check the minister’s recollection and clarify, if necessary, the facts in question?”

    Not until it has credibility to protect. The Post has nothing to worry about.

  4. Kudos to Aaron for doing the fact-checking the Post should have done.

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