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Canadian cheese company Saputo closing two facilities

Saputo Inc, the Canadian dairy and cheese company, announced that it is closing down two facilities in order to increase “operational efficiency.”  The facility in Trenton, Ontario will be closing in Sept. 2020, and the one in Saint John, New »

Link hosts L-R: Marie Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Sept. 20,21,22, 2019

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Matt and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau apologizes to Canada’s racial minorities over blackface scandal The leader of the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, has had to face extremely difficult questions over his past when »

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms, »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

NBA basketball: U.S. sports blog spreads fake news against Toronto fans

A blog called Barstool Sports has tweeted a video claiming to show sports fans in Toronto cheering wildly at the injury to Warriors player Kevin Durant. The blog founder Dave Portnoy claims it shows fans at “The Toronto Tavern”.  Normally »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadians get news from social media but don’t trust it: poll

While Canadians increasingly rely on their social media feeds to get their daily news, social media platforms are also the least trusted source of news, according to a new poll. The poll commissioned by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and conducted by Maru/Matchbox shows »

Environment & Animal Life, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK ONLINE Apr. 5, 6, 7, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon,  Marie-Claude, and Marc (Video of show at bottom) The scandal within the ruling Liberal Party government, gets another jolt The ongoing dispute over allegations that the highest ranking members of the Liberal government were trying to »

Economy, International, Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 2 of 2) 

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers »

Uncategorized

News coverage shrinkage called a crisis in Canada

An independent think tank found that, in the last decade, news coverage has shrunk by almost half in 20 small and mid-sized Canadian communities it studied. Research by Public Policy Forum also found coverage of democratic institutions and civic affairs »

International

Cooperation, conciliation & Trudeau’s lashing by the NWT : The year in Arctic news

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North For our 2017 Arctic news roundup series, we checked in with some of our expert bloggers, for their take on this year’s Arctic news: what the media got »

Politics, Society

Canada’s top news stories 2017

Although not quite the end of the year several news services are already releasing data on their biggest stories of the year in Canada. The Canadian Press, a major news wire service, said the top business story for the year »