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Stories We Broke

Peter Mansbridge gave a paid speech to an Oil Sands lobby group

Feb 26, 2014 | link

A leaked document shows that the Globe and Mail tried to force all staff journalists to write advertorials 

June 10, 2014 | link

The Globe and Mail was about to endorse Kathleen Wynne but was forced by management at the last moment to endorse Tim Hudak

June 12, 2014 | link

A leaked document reveals the CBC’s incomprehensible Digital Strategy

July 8, 2014 | link

Rogers gives user data to police and probably charges them for it

July 22, 2014 | link

Toronto Life’s story on the shooting of Sammy Yatim is basically identical to the one told by the killer’s defense attorney

Aug 20, 2014 | link

The Vancouver Sun ran a travel story on Tibet, filled with pro-China opinions, that was sponsored by China’s government

Sept 4, 2014 | link

The CBC sat on Snowden leaks about Canadian government spying for months because Terry Milewski refused to work on them with Glenn Greenwald

Oct 23, 2014 | link

CBC producer who witnessed Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual harassment steps forward

Nov 3, 2014 | link

CBC management transferred Q Producer who warned them about Ghomeshi

Nov 10, 2014 | link

A CBC manager didn’t just ban Linden MacIntyre from the air for criticizing Peter Mansbridge, she actually tried to spike his final investigation

Nov 24, 2014 | link

Amanda Lang reported on RBC and interfered with a CBC colleague’s investigation of RBC after she had taken RBC’s money and while she was dating an RBC board member

Jan 12, 2015 | link, link

SUN News TV to shut down 

Jan 26, 2015 | link

VICE violated law against age discrimination

Jan 27, 2015 | link

Global News killed a doc about the Koch Brothers and the Oil Sands at the last minute, then fired its producer

Feb 5, 2015 | linklink

Kevin Donovan breaks rank with his editor in chief, his publisher and the Toronto Star’s public editor, stands by retracted HPV story 

Feb 12, 2015 | link

An Irving Media newspaper editor was a secret guest at a government vacation lodge and publisher Jamie Irving knew about it. The editor and colleagues colluded to tamper with government documents to hide it

Feb 15, 2015 | link , link

A Parliamentary Press Gallery reporter says a colleague threatened her at work 

Feb 24, 2015 | link

Kathleen Wynne softens her own proposed bill in a way that benefits her own libel lawsuit

March 25, 2015 | link

Postmedia censors cartoon about Postmedia-SUN deal

March 27, 2015 | link

HBO content that criticizes Scientology not shown on HBO Canada

March 30, 2015 | link

CBC pulled and edited a documentary on voluntourism at the last minute after Kielburger’s voluntourism company complained

April 7, 2015 | link

Mike Duffy hired journalists to write a speech and clean up his online reputation

April 9, 2015 | link

CBC’s internal Ghomeshi investigation won’t investigate CBC management

April 16, 2015 | link

CBC president and top exec won’t say if they planned to cover-up the Ghomeshi scandal

April 16 | link

The RCMP banned a reporter from their news conference because they didn’t like his coverage or his disrespectful tone

April 21, 2015 | link

CBC bans reporters from using the term “Armenian Genocide”

April 24, 2015 | link

Postmedia’s Toronto HQ forces Edmonton Journal to endorse Jim Prentice

May 4, 2015 | link

Jian Ghomeshi’s accusers are dreading Kevin Donovan’s book 

May 5, 2015 | link

RCMP officer tells C-51 protester he could be branded a terrorist for “attacking the economy”

June 1, 2015 | link

Maclean’s publishes racist column by Barbara Amiel in print edition but hides it from the Internet

June 4, 2015 | link

Ezra Levant banned and ejected his critic from an “open, non-partisan, public” meeting

June 16, 2015 | link

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon got a Canadian music grant but has released no Canadian music

June 23, 2015 | link

Paul Watson resigns from The Toronto Star after he is banned from reporting on journalist John Geiger 

July 8, 2015 | link

Globe and Mail launches committee to fix “deficiencies in our culture related to gender” after four top female editors leave

July 14, 2015 | link

Canadian Geographic magazine sold favourable cover stories and more to advertisers, without disclosing it to readers 

July 21, 2015 | link

Oil Sands lobby group paid for public school lessons about the Oil Sands, which they were allowed to edit

July 22, 2015 | link

Student newspaper criticizes student government, gets evicted from student building

July 27, 2015 | link

Buck 65 told his exes and his readers he was jailed for a false assault accusation, then said he wasn’t

Aug 20, 2015 | link

National Post management censored a Margaret Atwood column that was approved and published by top editors

Aug 22, 2015 | link

Many Canadian news orgs ran flawed reports about Alad Kurdi’s death and a lack of clear corrections has allowed even more flawed versions of the story to proliferate

Sept 4, 2015 | link

Fahmy criticized Harper government; planned to attend opposition party events

Sept 28, 2015 | link

Andrew Coyne resigned from the National Post 

Oct 16, 2015 | link

The Walrus is in disarray over allegations of abuse and unethical editorial decisions

Oct 30, 2015 | link

VICE edited a story to take out references of harassment problems at the office of their business partner, Rogers

Nov. 30, 2015 | link

The co-founder of The Walrus says the magazine violated charity rules

Jan. 31, 2016 | link

Jian Ghomeshi’s bail was quietly relaxed

Feb. 11, 2016 | link

Guests on Canada’s cable politics shows are overwhelmingly male

Feb. 25, 2016 | link

Nova Scotia’s provincial NDP won’t speak to Chronicle Herald “scabs” during their strike

March 1, 2016 | link

Most Canadian news papers won’t say how diverse their newsrooms are

March 2, 2016 | link

An independent journalist was barred from the Ontario legislature

March 14, 2016 | link

Liberal party co-branded an ad campaign with Bell, who were lobbying them at the time

March 23, 2016 | link

The son of the judge in the Ghomeshi trial worked at the same law firm as Ghomeshi’s lawyer’s brother

March 30, 2016 | link

Before Jian Ghomeshi drove a yellow Volkswagen, he drove a yellow Volkswagen

April 20, 2016 | link

Bell was the only company considered for a publicity contract with the federal tourism board

May 5, 2016 | link

A new wave of harassment claims emerged throughout the CBC

May 26, 2016 | link

Bell radio hosts were ordered not to express opinions of Marineland, because it was a sponsor

July 18, 2016 | link

The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador blocked a man dressed as Pikachu from a press conference

July 28, 2016 | link

We found out how much the CBC really pays Peter Mansbridge

Sept. 6, 2016 | link

In Saskatchewan the media are major donors to the ruling Saskatchewan Party

Oct. 18 | link

A freelancer at The Walrus accused the magazine of stealing her pitch

Oct. 25, 2016 | link


Globe reporter on diamond mine beat accepts jewellery store gift

Nov. 16, 2016 | link

Canadian coverage of HIV assaults is racist

Nov. 28, 2016 | link

No one knows how diverse Canada’s private broadcasters are

Dec. 9, 2016 | link

CBC is publishing advertorials

Dec. 16, 2016 | link

Ontario has a VIP health program for Canadian and foreign dignitaries

Dec. 18, 2016 | link

The Walrus inflated its circulation numbers in government grant applications

Dec. 21, 2016 | link

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