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Peter Menzies is a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an award winning journalist, and former vice-chair of the CRTC.
Peter Menzies: Calgary Mayor’s Bylaw to Silence Protests She Disagrees With Goes Against Democracy
Commentary Imagine, if you would, a major North American city so overwhelmed with wokeness it feels compelled to ...
March 15, 2023
Peter Menzies: CSIS Leaks Make Clear Just How Deeply Beijing’s Tentacles of Influence Entangle Canada
Commentary The extent to which China’s dark tentacles of influence—long rumoured but thinly reported—have entangled Canada is finally ...
March 1, 2023
Peter Menzies: ‘Online Harms’ Bill Is Far More Dangerous for Democracy Than So-Called ‘Misinformation’
Commentary Ever go on the internet and have your feelings hurt? Ever run into the cold, hard facts ...
February 16, 2023
Peter Menzies: ‘A Horrid Thing’: Sen. Richards’ Withering Rebuke of Bill C-11
Commentary Canada’s first wave of internet speech regulation was poised to pass in the Senate this week but ...
February 1, 2023
Peter Menzies: Ottawa’s Speech-Restricting Legislation Built on Same Foundation That Aims to Silence Peterson, Rowling
Commentary I’m not quite sure when counselling people to make their bed every morning became a seditious act ...
January 21, 2023
Peter Menzies: Government’s Torquing of Survey to Show Public Support for ‘Anti-Hate’ Legislation Deeply Troubling
Commentary The next step in narrowing Canadians’ rights may be justified by a government survey that eliminated the ...
January 6, 2023
Peter Menzies: Musk Versus Trudeau on Free Expression
Commentary Perhaps it was a serious shot across the bow. Maybe it was just a flare illuminating the ...
December 15, 2022
Peter Menzies: How Bill C-11 Could Open the Door to State-Controlled Media
Commentary Justin Trudeau’s government is seizing control of the internet and granting itself sweeping new powers that turn ...
November 21, 2022
Peter Menzies: Canada Needs a Sound Free-Market Strategy for News Industry, Not Confetti Thrown at Favourites
Commentary The big debate about the future of Canada’s mainstream media these days won’t be about whether or ...
October 22, 2022
Peter Menzies: You Can’t Build a Viable Media Culture on Bailouts and Political Favours
Commentary You wouldn’t think Justin Trudeau’s government and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch would be caught dead dancing ...
September 29, 2022
Peter Menzies: The Public Has Lost Faith in Legacy Media’s Ability to Be Objective
Commentary Long at the core of journalism, the idea that reporters must be seen to conduct their work ...
September 12, 2022
Peter Menzies: What Could Poilievre’s Promised ‘Defunding’ of the CBC Look Like?
Commentary We will find out in a couple of weeks if the survival of the CBC—the organization conservatives ...
August 29, 2022
Peter Menzies: Meta Balks at Ottawa’s Plan to Force Tech to Fund Cash-Strapped Media
Commentary Facebook has fired a shot across the bow of the Trudeau government’s plan to bail out cash-starved ...
August 8, 2022
Peter Menzies: Under the Liberals, the Hammer Keeps Smashing Down on Western Canada’s Leading Industries
Commentary The Trudeau government has launched a fresh new offensive in its economic war on Western Canada—once again ...
July 27, 2022
Peter Menzies: CRTC Sanctioning of Network Proves Skeptics Right to Fear Govt. Regulation of Internet
Commentary The authors of Canada’s plans to regulate the internet have insisted for almost two years that freedom ...
June 30, 2022
Peter Menzies: It’s No Surprise the Public’s Trust in Journalism Is in a Tailspin
Commentary The world of journalism was done a huge favour last week when the Washington Post fired reporter ...
June 24, 2022
Peter Menzies: Real Intent of ‘Online Harms’ Legislation Is to Crack Down on Opinions Ottawa Considers Misinformation
Commentary Expressions of opinions that aren’t supported by facts could soon be ordered removed from social media in ...
June 15, 2022
Peter Menzies: In Attempting to Curb ‘Misinformation and Disinformation,’ the Liberals Perpetuate Same
Commentary The Trudeau government has taken #fakenews, #alternativefacts, #misinformation, and #disinformation to a whole new, breathtaking level. This ...
June 1, 2022
Peter Menzies: Ottawa’s Fix for the News Business Will Actually Hurt It
Commentary Unless Canada intends to put most of its news media permanently under some form of government subsidy, ...
May 16, 2022
Peter Menzies: On Free Speech in Canada, Trudeau Decides, Not Musk, Regardless of Twitter Buyout
Commentary If Elon Musk is looking for a scrap over free speech, Canada could very well provide him ...
April 27, 2022
Peter Menzies: Twitter Joins Wave of Opposition to Liberals’ Attempts to Regulate Internet
Commentary Canada’s first efforts to create an Online Harms Act were described by Twitter as alarmingly similar to ...
April 22, 2022
Peter Menzies: Proposed Online News Act Inserts the State Into the Newsrooms of the Nation
Commentary More than half a century ago Canada’s then-prime minister, Pierre Trudeau, famously declared that the state has ...
April 10, 2022
Heritage Minister’s Actions Validate for Second Time Concerns Over Online Speech Regulation Are Legitimate
Commentary Canada’s Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has now twice confirmed that fears regarding the looming regulation of online ...
March 25, 2022
Online News Legislation Risks Eroding Public Trust in Media Beyond the Point of No Return
Commentary Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez’s latest move to ensure wealth is transferred from large online companies to favoured ...
March 1, 2022
Revamped Bill to Regulate Internet ‘the Same Pig With Different Lipstick’
Commentary There has been a lot of talk about liberty lately. Some, like those in the truckers’ convoys ...
February 16, 2022
The Liberals’ Internet Censorship Bill Is Back, and It’s More Worrisome Than Ever
Commentary So far, no one has offered a better description of the federal government’s efforts to control the ...
February 3, 2022
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US Cattle Inventory Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly a Decade: USDA
2 Types of Weight Loss Drugs: Who Can Take Them and Who Shouldn’t?
Every Canadian PM in Past 4 Decades Has Been Compromised by CCP: Former CSIS Official
New York Community Bank Subsidiary to Buy Failed Signature Bank in $2.7 Billion Deal
No Pledge Made to Assist US If Conflict Over Taiwan Breaks Out, Says Australian Defence Minister
Xi’s Meeting With Putin Covertly Aims to Prolong Ukraine War, Weaken US: Experts
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