corporate and think-tank researcher

Donald Gutstein


Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

10 Nov '11

Canadian news reporting and commentary is controlled today by a handful of wealthy families and corporations. Let’s call them the Gang of Seven.

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Murdoch’s ties to Big Tobacco

23 Jul '11

Rupert Murdoch’s phone-hacking problems have been all over the news in recent days, but it wasn’t too long ago his media properties were providing a supportive environment for Big Tobacco that went largely unreported. Murdoch’s connection to Phillip Morris Co. was revealed through secret industry documents made public as a result of the landmark 1998

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Gang Warfare Ottawa Style

11 Feb '10

The fight pitting Big Media against Big Cable is nasty, and instructive. In about two months, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will announce its decision regarding the television broadcasters’ proposal to collect fees from cable and satellite providers for broadcasters’ over-the-air network signals. Will the regulators side with the cable companies, who argue the

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