Thursday, February 15, 2024

Today's News: A Nelson moment for Canadian Press


So Canadian Press did their research. 
As Poilievre launched into attacking Trudeau for giving Bell Media a $40 million fee reduction in spite of firing journalists across the country, the Canadian Press found out this reduction was actually a Conservative idea. 
Ha ha!
Conservative and NDP MPs backed a 2022 amendment to the Online Streaming Act, opposed by the governing Liberals, that allowed Canada’s private broadcasters to save about $120 million a year in regulatory fees.
Bell’s share of those savings was $40 million — the precise total of annual operating losses the broadcaster’s parent, BCE Inc., cited when it slashed 4,800 jobs last week.
But Poilievre is now blaming Justin Trudeau for those cuts, calling on the prime minister to claw back some of his government’s federal grants to media companies.
...The June 2022 motion, introduced by Conservative MP John Nater, passed with the support of New Democrat and Bloc Quรฉbรฉcois MPs on the House of Commons heritage committee without debate.
The motion sought to amend the Liberals' update to broadcasting law, the Online Streaming Act, so that it would abolish certain licensing fees....

As a Prime Minister, Poilievre would be a disaster. I think Canadian journalists are starting to appreciate this fact. This week's example -- Poilievre isn't going to be able to spend any more on NATO defenses than Trudeau does:

1 comment:

e.a.f. said...

I did not know that! Thank you for the information. Wonder if the msm will print that?

Anyhow thank you for the laugh. You're good.