Paid Press ‘Crosses The Line’

A doubling of pre-election payroll rebates for government-approved newsrooms crosses the “line of integrity” in journalism, the Commons heritage committee was told yesterday. Conservative MP Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon-Grasswood), a former broadcaster, said cabinet appeared to be throwing money at favoured media outlets “When you see millions of dollars being spent on journalists there is a line of integrity I think has been crossed.”

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