We now have concrete proof that the Globe and Mail decided not to run a story during the campaign that would have hurt the federal Liberals:
National Editor Dennis Choquette said the earliest the story could have been ready for publication was for Monday morning’s paper: federal voting day. He said he decided to wait.
“Voters were not being asked to elect a provincial government, so I did not feel that we were withholding essential information that could inform their decision at the polls. We did risk our appearance of neutrality, however, were we to have published on Election Day,” Mr. Choquette said.
But most disgusting is the Globe and Mail’s public editor Sylvia Stead agreeing:
In my view, if Ontario was voting that day for its own government, there would be no question the story should be published. Voters need to know as much key information as can be provided to inform their vote. I agree that this was clearly a separate level of government and a provincial not a federal issue. (see here)
To say that a scandal about the primary campaigner for Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne was not relevant to the federal election defies logic.
Choquette and Stead should both be fired but we know they won’t. The only question remains is how many more stories did they not run in order for Trudeau to win?