“News Leader” Sought $75K Grant From Dep’t It Covered

The Canadian Press, self-described “trusted news leader”, solicited a $75,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada at the same time its reporters covered the department, records disclose. Documents obtained by Blacklock’s indicate the news agency received funding for a failed venture to compete with Google Maps, and invoiced taxpayers for time spent on the project by CP staff: “I don’t know what I could contribute on that”.

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