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CAJ: BuzzFeed’s swift shutdown of Huffpost Canada and Quebec demonstrates a callousness towards their dedicated journalists

2022-11-17T16:23:55-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is dismayed by BuzzFeed’s abrupt decision to shutter HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Québec yesterday.  Journalists from both outlets were alerted to the closure when HuffPost Canada’s website was abruptly shut down with a message, in both English and French, that declared no new journalism would be produced. About two dozen full-time Canadian journalists will be out of work effective March 15, an employee said. “Over the past decade, journalists at HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Québec have consistently offered readers smart and creatively told stories,” said CAJ President Brent Jolly. “The news of their sudden [...]

CAJ: BuzzFeed’s swift shutdown of Huffpost Canada and Quebec demonstrates a callousness towards their dedicated journalists2022-11-17T16:23:55-05:00

Ottawa Police Service recognized for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in government secrecy

2022-11-17T16:38:21-05:00

The Ottawa Police Service has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the law enforcement category.  The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is being recognized for its complete and utter violation of both the spirit and intent of Freedom of Information legislation. As reported in The Ottawa Citizen, a grieving family applied to the Ottawa Police Service, under Ontario’s Freedom of Information law, for a copy of an “accident reconstruction report” that could have helped explain to them why a family member died tragically in a pedestrian road incident.  [...]

Ottawa Police Service recognized for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in government secrecy2022-11-17T16:38:21-05:00
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