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NEVER forget this. #DougFord has been the client of one of the most manipulative dark actors to ever operate on the Canadian political landscape: Navigator. They have coached him, planted stories in the press, shaped social media responses through inauthentic activity. #ONpoli
Remember this piece of lockstep propaganda in #cdnmedia?

Take note of who falls for #DougFord’s ridiculous crocodile tears today. The Trudeau gov’t transferred billions to Ford for #COVID19Ontario relief measures. Ford hoarded the💰instead of implementing #PaidSickDays. #ONpoli
Now that there are petitions demanding #DougFordResign, suddenly this incompetent conman can produce the #PaidSickDays that he was given federal funding to help pay for, OVER A YEAR AGO? Anyone who falls for #DougFord’s soap opera acting, is a fool, a liar or an enabler. #onpoli
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1. #cdnmedia has a critically dangerous problem with RW propaganda & disinformation posing as “news”. Take “True North Centre” aka tnc. It’s a registered charity brought to you by #PostMedia propagandists. These BS charities are ideal conduits for #DarkMoney, disguising sources.
2. @CanRevAgency is likely overwhelmed by the pandemic & may not have the manpower to audit all of these BS charities. So 🇨🇦 needs a dedicated department within #CRA to investigate what amounts to #DarkMoney influence operations exploiting charitable status. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
3. The Right can’t win on truth or policy. #CPC has nothing but tired failed ideology, in slavish service to private interests of billionaires. So their strategy appears to be: saturate & pollute #cdnmedia & social media landscapes with so much disinformation, truth is drowned.
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Ontario, be aware of AstroTurf organizations pretending to be grassroots “non profits” that are, in fact, well funded groups seeking to dismantle public healthcare. “Concerned Ontario Doctors” launders disinformation through its organization, posing as patient advocacy. #ONhealth ImageImage
Any comments on their FB page calling them out or asking difficult questions, will be very quickly deleted.
In addition, flawed anti-lockdown propaganda is presented as “science”. For example “The Great Barrington Declaration”, debunked here: queensu.ca/gazette/storie… #ONpoli #OMA ImageImage
To this day, “The Great Barrington Declaration” petition remains the pinned post on the “Concerned Ontario Doctors” (COD) FB page. Who’s behind this petition? Far right libertarian “think tank” the American Institute for Economic Research. #ONhealth #ONpoli #cdnpoli Image
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#PostMedia along with #PierrePoilievre & other #CPC hacks, all rolled out the exact same messaging at once. Making the false claim, in fact, the disinformation & propaganda claim, that “800,000 ineligible people” got #CERB. Other online RW media, followed suit. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia ImageImageImageImage
Revenue Canada had to come out to dispel this false claim levelled by #PostMedia & #CPC.

This is also the #CPC plan to take power, with the aid of US hedge-fund controlled Postmedia & other propaganda outlets, sow division via disinformation & propaganda. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli Image
In spite of Revenue Canada correcting the record on this propaganda, #PierrePoilievre, #PostMedia & other disinformation rags like #BlacklocksReporter #PostMillennial etc, continue to amplify the same false claims. Clearly none of these publications care about the facts #cdnpoli Image
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Many have noticed the changes in the Toronto Star over the past short while. In Nov 2017, Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc., a company that had been gradually increasing its shares of #TorStar, increased its holdings to over 40%. What else happened in Nov 2017? #cdnmedia #cdnpoli Image
This happened. Also in November 2017, a behind the scenes merger was made between #TorStar & #PostMedia. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia https://t.co/jiYucKWxqy
The new takeover of #TorStar by #NordStar is being challenged by some of TorStar’s shareholders. business.financialpost.com/telecom/media/…. A curious detail is, why is Fairfax pushing TorStar to accept LESS money (74 cents/share) from NordStar than from a rival 80 cents/share bid? #cdnmedia
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Andrew Scheer cheated to become #CPC leader. The party covered it up - shredded all the ballots immediately after the vote. It was later revealed that Scheer embezzled $900,000. The party covered it up.
Pierre Poilievre, while NOT in gov’t, was mysteriously lobbied by...#cdnpoli
...The Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association. An organization whose members have been linked to espionage & criminal activity. They gave Poilievre a $21,600 trip for 7 days, to Taiwan w/ his then girlfriend. After alarm bells were raised on this “gift”...#cdnpoli
Poilievre had his staff submit new numbers 7 months later. Did Mario Dion’s office investigate these new numbers? There’s no evidence of that. At least not publicly available. Documents were submitted for the original $21,600 figure. Was Polivre’s office investigated? #cdnpoli
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#WECharity “scandal” is a political takedown. Stephen Harper gets up to $50K for his speeches, including to Iranian cultists, #MEK. But #cdnmedia isn’t covering ANY of the speaking fees #Conservatives have gotten. Like Joe Oliver’s to O&G groups while a cabinet minister. #cdnpoli
Take note of the 2008 date in previous frame, then see attached thread. PM Harper used taxpayer funded PMO to launch a partisan political attack on Trudeau over paid speeches, all while conveniently ignoring paid speeches by #CPC members. Sound familiar?
#cdnmedia is joining in like a chorus. There’s no deconstruction of this story, just amplification & a pile on. People expecting publication like @TorontoStar to report in a reasonable fact-based manner, will likely be disappointed: #cdnpoli #PostMedia
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1. Canadian regulators are looking into a behind-closed-doors deal between #PostMedia & #TorStar.

US hedge fund, Chatham Asset Management LLC, acquired #PostMedia from another US hedge fund, GoldenTree Asset Management, in 2016. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli
nytimes.com/2020/07/16/bus…
2. Cutbacks, layoffs & shuttering of local papers is par for the course when corporate raiders buy up media. There’s no room for independence or unbiased coverage of news. There is a top-down right wing bias & precarious work for journalists. Yet CEO compensation remains high.
3. An announcement was made back in May that NordStar Capital LP was purchasing TorStar. But, it turns out, NordStar borrowed $55M for the purchase. Who lent them the money? The owner of #PostMedia’s debt, Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli
thestar.com/business/2020/…
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Hello Canada!😀🇨🇦

I need your help in this exciting endeavor

Ready to take back our #cdnmedia?

Please fwd names of any/all reliable Cdn owned independent media sources that you know of

#cdnpoli
#mediavirus
I'm in process of developing a model to support local grassroots & Cdn owned non-partisan media in our country

My idea is to work in conjunction w/necessary strategies of boycotting & the #mediapetition to shut down monopolized &/or foreign owned outlets in🇨🇦

#postmedia
Like manna from heaven, I came across an incredible article today from @all_about_work

It addresses both #postmedia problem (& our govt funding of) &
recommends supporting local media instead

2 interesting indie news orgs - @sprawlcalgary & @briarpatchmag are provided too! Image
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1 - As this crisis unfold, one can really see the people who are stepping up and helping to support the government so we can all get through #covid19Canada . Even @fordnation has joined #TeamCanada, (I would have lost a bet on that one).
2 - On the other hand there are some people who are putting party and partisan politics before Canada and are doing there best to undermine the governments efforts. They want Justin to fail so the @CPC_HQ will win the next election, Canadians welfare be damned.
#NotTeamCanada
3 - I've made a list, in no particular order of people I believe are intentionally undermining the #COVID19 effort, hoping for an eventual collapse of the Canadian government.
Feel free to add your own using the hashtag
#NotTeamCanada
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@OttawaCitizen Ottawa Citizen, owned by Postmedia which is owned by an American hedge fund that has Republica ties, is endorsing AMERICAN #AndrewScheer. What a big surprise. #Elexn43 #cdnelxn2019
@OttawaCitizen Postmedia also owns:
The National Post
Toronto Sun
Calgary Herald
Vancouver Sun
The Province
Edmonton Journal
Montreal Gazette
Calgary Sun
Windsor Star
Ottawa Sun
Edmonton Sun
Regina-Leader Post
The StarPhoenix
The London Free Press
Winnipeg Sun
#Postmedia #cdnelxn2019 #elxn43
@OttawaCitizen #Postmedia also owns:
Financial Post
Northern News
24 Hours
Exeter-Times Advocate
Kingston Whig-Standard
The Beacon Herald
Pemnbroke Daily Observer
Sudbury Star
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
& at least 28 regional newspapers
#cdnelxn2019
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