INCIDENTS

Incidents

Municipal government threatens to sue local newspaper

The village of Sainte-Pétronille, Que. threatened to sue local newspaper Autour de l’île.

Conservative MPs motion for investigation into CBC coverage of Israel-Gaza war

Two conservative members of Parliament motioned for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the terminology used by the CBC to refer to Hamas and require CBC executives to appear before the committee to face questions.

Instagram withholds Canada-based Sikh media after Indian government request

In response to a request from the Indian government, Meta prevented users in India from viewing the Instagram account of Canadian media organization Baaz News, which covers the global Sikh and Punjabi diaspora.  Baaz News noted the ban in a tweet on Sept. 6, 2023, and shared a screenshot from Instagram which said that the…

RCMP officers threaten to arrest Ricochet journalist

An RCMP officer threatened to arrest Ricochet journalist Brandi Morin, who was covering a police raid on an anti-logging protest camp on southern Vancouver Island. 

Rama First Nation police officer investigated over alleged threat to APTN journalist

The Rama First Nation police service is investigating an officer for her emails to an APTN journalist who had covered her partner’s alleged assault of a person in custody. 

SPVM denies access to Ricochet journalist, physically attempts to remove

A Montreal police officer grabbed and dragged Ricochet Media’sjournalist Ethan Cox while denying him access to a designated media area near a building fire, the publication editor and journalist said. 

Twitter withholds Canada-based Sikh media after Indian government request

In response to a request from the Indian government, Twitter (currently called X) prevented users in India from viewing the account of Canadian media organization Baaz News, which covers the global Sikh and Punjabi diaspora. 

Edmonton Police Service refuse to answer questions at press conference

During a press conference at Edmonton Police Service headquarters, city police officers told Duncan Kinney, editor of The Progress Report, that he would not be able to ask questions and would be asked to leave if he “create(d) a scene.” 

New Brunswick RCMP threaten Telegraph-Journal reporter with arrest

RCMP officers prevented a journalist with the Telegraph-Journal from photographing a house fire on the Kingston Peninsula in N.B and said the journalist could be arrested. 

MP Pierre Poilievre posts tweet calling Global News a “Liberal mouthpiece” 

Pierre Poilievre, then a federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, tweeted a statement describing Global News as a “Liberal mouthpiece,” in response to questions from Global News journalist Rachel Gilmore.