This week we speak to Edward Greenspon, current CEO of the Public Policy Forum and former Editor-In-Chief at the Globe & Mail about the current state of journalism in Canada and what can be done to stop the hemorrhaging of jobs and revenue.
Also, Robin Tress of the Council of Canadians joins us to talk about developments at the Alton Gas site on the Shubenacadie River.
Plus, Citadel Hill isn’t worthless, wilderness lands have value if they have a corporate name attached, and you can now fax bomb threats in when you need to get out of that chemistry test, apparently.
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Please, no return engagements for pedantic, pompous, verbose Edward Greenspon. Despite the potential importance of the position he now holds, he laboured mightily to restate varied, known issues in response to your specific, relevant questions, and either redefined or vaguely sidestepped others.
Tim, you’ve seen and practised journalism on both sides of the border; it would be more valuable, more informative, and much more interesting to hear you and Russell hold compare/contrast/future-of-journalism conversations and insert them into future podcasts. Please consider it.
On the toxic question of bailout or subsidization of legacy media – any media beyond existing CBC, which is already highly controversial, I think normally-passive Canadians would march on Ottawa en masse if the federal government ever attempted it. And I’d be there, too.