Another international trip for Trudeau, another embarrassing moment for Canadians. This week, Chinese president Xi Jinping publicly criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for allegedly leaking details of their conversation to the media. While international media outlets are reporting the incident accurately, those in Canada’s legacy media are rushing to defend Canada’s prime minister – even going as far as suggesting the public incident means “Trudeau is doing his job.”

Plus, a Toronto Star columnist wants to hear more about “racism and hate crimes” during the Emergencies Act hearings.

And, Canada’s state broadcaster claims crosswords are now racist. Yes, you read that correctly.

These stories and more on Fake News Friday with True North’s in-house crossword expert Andrew Lawton and non-participant of crosswords Harrison Faulkner!

Authors

  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.

  • Harrison Faulkner

    Harrison Faulkner is the host of Ratio'd and co-host of Fake News Friday. He is also a journalist and producer for True North based in Toronto. Twitter: @Harry__Faulkner

We’re asking readers, like you, to make a contribution in support of True North’s fact-based, independent journalism.

Unlike the mainstream media, True North isn’t getting a government bailout. Instead, we depend on the generosity of Canadians like you.

How can a media outlet be trusted to remain neutral and fair if they’re beneficiaries of a government handout? We don’t think they can.

This is why independent media in Canada is more important than ever. If you’re able, please make a tax-deductible donation to True North today. Thank you so much.