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Rick Salutin | Emergency spending by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be going well -- and that fact appears to be making right-wing ideologues nervous.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Let us for a moment play devil’s advocate and imagine there really is some merit to the idea of Harper Derangement Syndrome and then see where that takes us.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Do we really want to elect a political party to the important job of running our country that needs to hire bouncers for its own invitation-only affairs?
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David J. Climenhaga | Don't expect commentator Ezra Levant to act any differently, or Sun Media to do anything more about it except issue meaningless apologies, in future.
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David J. Climenhaga | Did the PMO call Sun News and instruct the semi-official state broadcaster to pull the plug on the embarrassing spectacle?
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David J. Climenhaga | Sun News Network's campaign for mandatory carriage was more about making it likely many more Canadians would stumble on its broadcasts than about revenue.
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Carol Off
David J. Climenhaga | If the Sun News Network and commentator Ezra Levant are now rewarded for their glib and evasive apologies, they will be further empowered.
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Jeremy Waiser | The CRTC could make us all pay for American-style right-wing media as part of our cable packages -- unless we stop them.
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Ezra Levant
David J. Climenhaga | Given the CRTC's recent history, we can't count on broadcast regulator not to agree to put the Tory back into regulatory.
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Sun News Network's Ezra Levant (Screen Capture)
David J. Climenhaga | If we are going to have civil standards of discourse on the airwaves that are owned by all Canadians, those airwaves need to be properly regulated by the government of Canada.
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Rupert Murdoch, the PM's lunch mate
David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Harper, Rupert Murdoch and their various cronies are as thick as thieves, if you'll pardon the expression! Canadians would be well advised to pay attention.
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Murray Dobbin | From in-your-face arrogance to a total retreat in a matter of a few months, the big money behind Quebecor's determination to set up a Fox news North is now looking pretty humble.