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Offline MH

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Canadaland Podcast
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:09:13 pm »
http://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/the-summer-dump/

The last half of this podcast reveals that the PM's office put pressure on McGill to fire a professor who had published an article with an anti-Quebec tone.  If you are wondering if conspiracies are possible - they are.  And they happen in full view with nobody saying much more than "meh".

To be clear - this means that the PMO shut down a journalist and repressed free expression.  Imagine if Trump had done that.

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Re: Canadaland Podcast
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 07:26:18 pm »
I'm not going to bother listening to the podcast, so can you show us evidence (cite) that this actually happened?

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Re: Canadaland Podcast
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 07:44:31 pm »
I agree - I've heard a lot of conjecture but seen no proof about anything like that happening.  I'm inclined to disbelieve given that.  Most conspiracy theories are just that.

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Re: Canadaland Podcast
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 09:51:50 pm »
Unnamed sources on the McGill board indicated pressure from all three levels of government as described by the University president.  Also, the writer went into the meeting to discuss the article with the intention to keep his job, and resigned after said meeting.

FYI Canadaland was the core team that broke the Ghomeshi story, so it's not Alex Jones or the Rebel.

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Re: Canadaland Podcast
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 10:10:29 pm »
Maybe so, but it's also unfounded.

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Re: Canadaland Podcast
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 10:49:20 pm »
If Alex Jones quotes an anonymous - or for that matter nonymous - source I know it's bullshit.  But Jesse Brown is a great journalist outside the corridors of power.