US workers union foundation paying-off Canadian journos like Postmedia’s Maher and McGregor w/ cash prizes

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I follow the Canadian media pretty closely but was shocked to learn from a tweet by Sun News’ Ezra Levant that Postmedia’s Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher had won $5,000 cash prizes for their robocall stories:

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Turns out this foundation is a United Workers union backed organization (see here) which started giving out cash to Canadian journos in 2011 (see here).

And take a look at who the judges are:

Tony Burman is former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News, and now teaches at Ryerson University’s  School of Journalism. He also writes a weekly column on world affairs for The Toronto Star. (see here)

You can flip through their prize ceremony photos here (the above photo of Maher and McGregor with Canadian Auto Workers’ Jim Stanford was taken from) to see other Canadian journos in attendance as it’s not just Postmedia journos getting cash prizes from this union group – here is some from the CBC including Diana Swain:

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Question is (including the anti-Conservative eco-groups) just exactly how much US money coming through Lefty foundations is influencing the political discourse in Canada?

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