Of the eight organizations invited by Justin Trudeau’s government to nominate candidates for an “independent panel of experts” on government-approved journalism, four represent Quebec interests, one is already contemplating pulling out of the process over a lack of transparency, and one, Unifor, has declared itself the “resistance” to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.

True North’s Andrew Lawton says this process only serves to undermine journalism by making Justin Trudeau the media industry’s sugar daddy. It’s never been more important to support independent journalism.

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