Canadaland host Jesse Brown has a new video out exploring a quid-pro-quo agreement between the federal government and the CBC, in which the public broadcaster went all out to cover a salvage operation in the arctic that just so happened to be a pet project of Stephen Harper’s. The price tag to get Peter Mansbridge up north: $65,000
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The Conservative government loves to throw money around, especially when it’s in Tory ridings. Have a playground that needs a fix-up? Maybe a park that needs benches replaced or a pool that needs a new diving board? All you have to do is ask and a whole fleet of government ministers will show up in your small town with briefcases of cash.
It’s pretty tough being gay in Russia these days. After a law against “gay propaganda” earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Moscow has now banned all gay pride parades — for 100 years.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a little-publicized meeting last week with Li Changchun, who heads China’s Central Propaganda Department. He is seen as the fifth-most powerful man in China’s communist party.