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:


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?


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

  1. Legacy Says:

    Canadian journalism is really screwed up. We need a Public Inquiry.

  2. Liz J Says:

    Apologizing is not an option from people who would stoop so low to play the game called Gotcha against the Conservative government and Stephen Harper they and their employers hate with an immeasurable passion.

    • Jen Says:

      These canadian journors ARE BEING LAUGHED AT by those same Foundations. Collect as many journos who write anything negative about their own country and they are bought left right and centre.

      This Conservative Government has given more money and land to the Aboriginals than any American gov to its own Native people.

  3. Beachdude Says:

    Jim Stanford is a failed NDP candidate, and CAW “accountant”.

    • MadMacs of Bytown Says:

      Stanford is a regular member of The Bottom Line panel of CBC’s The National dealing with the nations economics.

  4. Jen Says:

    Did the American Government honoured the American IndianTreaty Rights?

    • Bubba Brown Says:

      In a word Jen “NO”
      As far as I know there are many treatys that were never ratified in California.
      Aging rockers living on 1500 acre ranches that were Indian territory coming up here to Canada on `honor the treatys tours“ make me sick.
      Was it not Maher that did the `Hostgate`non-story
      Where would we be without SNN and blogs like this where we can hear the truth.

  5. Ontario Girl Says:

    Everyone should read this…very informative about what was behind and lead up to the robocall fraud stories

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