Do you remember when David Menzies and I were simultaneously banned from two different UN events at roughly the same time in December 2018?
The UN has banned us from receiving official media accreditation at their conferences since 2017, but we apply anyway.
This year, when they predictably denied our application, the United Nations said we had been banned at the request of the Canadian delegation.
Our government had the UN ban us from reporting at an event where policies that effect Canadians are created.
We went public with that information in an explosive report.
After waiting a bit, we filed an Access to Information request seeking to find out exactly what the federal government was chattering about when news broke that I knew, and then all of you knew, that the federal government intervened to censor us.
We found out that the feds were inundated with so much criticism from average Canadians about what they had done that they almost unleashed something called a “tiger team” to deal with the fallout.
Trudeau’s ministers love to say they believe in the free press, especially when they think the world is watching.
But now we know that behind closed doors they only believe in the friendly press — the kind you can buy with a $1.5 billion subsidy and a $600 million bribe.
The kind of press Trudeau’s Chief of Staff, Katie Telford, knows she can call up to write a friendly op-ed when the government obstructs justice.