The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch lost a legal challenge to keep private background material from the RCMP.
What does the heavily redacted – er, revised – federal report on Trudeau’s trip to India tell us about the internal machinations of the government? And what does a Supreme Court ruling about journalists’ sources mean for the profession?
Vice and others had been seeking to overturn an earlier decision ordering reporter Ben Makuch to hand over messages with ISIS fighter Farah Shirdon.
Ben Makuch, Vice’s national security reporter, discusses Trudeau’s cabinet swearing in, CBC’s The National’s gender parity panel, why the Mounties are out for Ben, and J. Kelly Nestruck’s brush with New Zealand sports reporting.
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