CBC ignores inconvenient truths about The Post Millennial
Canada’s public broadcasting corporation, CBC, released an “article” earlier this week, which largely attempted to paint our organization as a conservative advocacy website.
Here is the obvious problem with that.
I write for The Post Millennial; I am a leftist; and let me tell you: the CBC has got it all wrong.
CBC used my article as their headline photo. Had they even bothered to look at my Twitter bio, or even some of the past articles I have written, they would have realized that I’m more to the left than most writers they have hired.
In an age where challenging the narrative and questioning the unquestionable are a rising trend, CBC’s shoddy attempt to attack our diverse organization only seems to have hurt their own credibility.
Don’t get me wrong. I still believe CBC should operate as a legitimate news website.
What’s worse than CBC’s article is the response by Liberal MP Adam Vaughn who appears to think anyone to the right of him or, and in my case, the left of him is an “extremist.”
The Canadian mainstream media is set to receive a $600 million media bailout by the Liberal government.
The article mentions that we have authors and team members who are right-wing. Yes. Our website features writers such as Barbara Kay and Spencer Fernando. So what?
The article suggests that we operate in a “grey area” because some of our team members previously campaigned for conservative parties. What the article fails to mention is that some of our team members have also campaigned for the Liberals and the NDP in the past.
A good news organization appreciates opinions, encourages free speech, and enables critical thinking. The Post Millennial does just that. By having leftist, centrist, and rightist writers, we challenge our readers’ opinions and the narrative surrounding mainstream media.
As an esteemed news organization, we make it our mission to question the government when it’s wrong, and appreciate it when it’s right. It’s basic journalism.
It just so happens that the government in power is Liberal, and most of our criticism does come from the right. This does not dismiss the criticism that comes from the left and even the centre. For that, we are one of the most factually accurate news sources in this country.
The CBC is right to question our news organization. They should. It’s what free speech is.
But all I’m asking is that they fact-check their sources and claims. Dismissing a rising independent free-speech Canadian news website accessed by millions as “pamphleteering” is straight up childish.
I will still access the CBC and read their news and opinions. I will not dismiss CBC as “globalist Trudeau-bootlicking propaganda” because I recognize the nuances that exist.
However, I will acknowledge that CBC favours the Liberals, and as a writer in the independent media industry, challenging their narrative is a part of my job.
I am thankful for publications such as The Post Millennial. They have given me the platform and ability to voice my opinions and question the unquestionable. It has shaped me into being a better and more nuanced journalist.
Chrystia Freeland will no longer serve as foreign affairs minister, as the job will instead go to Saint-Maurice—Champlain MP Francois-Philippe Champagne.
Champagne served as minister of infrastructure and communities in the Trudeau government’s last parliament, and will be replacing cabinet faithful Chrystia Freeland. Champagne, who also worked as a trade lawyer, has served as minister of international trade in the past.
It is not yet known what position Freeland will be moved to, though it has been rumoured by sources that she will serve as deputy prime minister.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a formal announcement on Wednesday afternoon to unveil his new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Additionally, North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson will serve as the new environment minister, according to Radio-Canada. Pablo Rodriguez will be government house leader, and Steven Guilbeault will serve as the new heritage minister, according to CBC-Radio Canada‘s sources.
Montreal native Erick Marciano was honored by the city in Montreal after using his SUV to shield pedestrians from a speeding car. Marciano acted with bravery in a split-second decision to use his SUV to shield pedestrians from a car fleeing from police that was heading directly towards a busy intersection.
Marciano, a 48-year-old father-of-three told CTV News that “I figured I had to act,” after he saw the vehicle speeding towards the defenseless pedestrians. His mind immediately went to the terrible stories in Europe of drivers running over pedestrians and he rushed to act to prevent the same thing from happening in Montreal.
Marciano proceeded to honk his horn and put his SUV in front of the speeding driver before managing to get out of his car moments before the collision. The 19-year-old suspect who Marciano managed to stop was arrested and is now facing charges for his role in the incident.
Marciano, a general contractor has been incredibly humble about the incident, telling CTV It was just a natural thing to do, and if I had to do it again, I would do it again.” His wife Michelle commented on his modesty and selflessness at the ceremony honouring her husbands deed “He’s always thinking about others and always puts himself before others, so it’s just something he does.”
Marciano was given a certificate of honor by mayor Valérie Plante, telling journalists, “To commit such a bold act, at the risk of his personal safety, to protect the life of pedestrians is among the most admirable acts of bravery.” He was also given the honour to sign his name in Montreal’s Golden Book, which he said was last signed by climate activist Greta Thunberg.
When Michelle was asked if she would lend her SUV to her husband she told CTV while laughing: “Never, ever.”
A survey, titled “Sous ta façade” taken by almost 24,000 Quebec university students from 16 universities found a frightening figure, one in five Quebec university students have symptoms of depression that require urgent professional help.
The survey also found that close to 60 percent of university students have a heightened level of psychological distress when compared to the rest of the province. The survey also found that students are three times as likely to have suicidal thoughts compared to the general population and twice as likely to have attempted suicide. The survey also revealed that certain groups are more at risk to face mental health problems, namely those with disabilities, first-generation university students and those in the LGBTQ community.
The survey was conducted by Leger on behalf of the Union étudiante de Québec (UEQ). The president of the UEQ, Philip Lebel, called the results very worrying saying “I find that catastrophic. There is something to be done, not just in terms of treatment, but also in prevention ” (Translation provided by Google) as reported by Le Journal de Québec.
The president of the UEQ went on to call for the implementation of strategies to reduce loneliness, improve peer support structure and reduce inter-peer competition. Mr. Lebel also said that measures should be taken to help students in precarious financial situations and to encourage healthy lifestyles on campus. He also urged Jean-Francois Roberge, Quebec’s Minister of Education to implement educational policies that will improve Quebec students ailing mental health.
Google’s foray into cloud gaming appears to have hit another snag as the tech company launches its newest platform with users largely unable to use the service.
Why? Well, the invitation code to get in simply has not arrived for many, including those who ordered on June 6th, the very first day you could order.
While users publically call the company out, the slow invitation code role out on top of the platitudes of missing features including screen capture achievements and the rather small number of game choices could further derail the launch of the product.
In response to the massive flood online, Stadia responded to some users that the code will be sent once the package is shipped.
Social media users rapidly responded that they still had not received their code even after the package was shipped.
This is a developing story and will be updated.