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. 

Russian ‘fake news’ law forces international media organizations to stop reporting

Media organizations including the CBC, BBC, CNN and Bloomberg were forced to pause reporting in Russia after a new law threatened to jail anyone publishing what the government described as “false information” about the war in Ukraine. 

Edmonton police revoke press credentials of The Progress Report

The Edmonton Police Service refused to give The Progress Report access to an online press conference on Feb. 24, 2022 and later revoked the publication’s press credentials. 

Police threaten to arrest Global News journalist

Police officers in Ottawa told Global News journalist Mercedes Stephenson to leave an area near Parliament Hill and threatened to arrest her. 

British Columbia Supreme Court throws out defamation suit against Victoria’s Capital Daily, awarding it costs

The British Columbia Supreme Court has thrown out a defamation case against Capital Daily of Victoria, suggesting that the suit filed by Timothy Durkin should be dismissed as the case has ”strong indicia” of a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or SLAPP.

CBC News received dozens of complaints about its reporting on WE Charity before airing any coverage

As journalists at the CBC’s The Fifth Estate investigated WE Charity over several months in 2021, the broadcaster received numerous complaints including threats to sue from various individuals and organizations, including WE Charity donors. 

N.W.T. MLA’s office reverses block on Cabin Radio’s access to virtual press conference

Northwest Territories Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA Steve Norn barred Cabin Radio reporters from a virtual press conference on Nov. 18, 2021. 

Former People’s Party of Canada candidate advocates execution of journalists in Facebook post

Former People’s Party of Canada candidate Marcella Williams posted a meme and comment on Facebook that appeared to advocate for the execution of journalists, reported the Georgia Straight on Oct. 3, 2021.

Lethbridge police chief allegedly threatened CBC Calgary reporter for exposing misconduct, commissioner rejects call for public inquiry

Lethbridge police chief Shahin Mehdizadeh allegedly threatened journalist Meghan Grant, a CBC Calgary investigative reporter who has written extensively about Lethbridge police misconduct. 

Journalists receive threats after Maxime Bernier encourages followers to “play dirty”

Journalists received harassing emails after People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier tweeted their email addresses and encouraged his followers to “play dirty.”