OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s Parliamentary Press Gallery has threatened to “terminate” the membership of Blacklock’s Reporter, but the autonomous news site is not going down without a fight.
As reported by Blacklock’s, Guillaume St-Pierre, who serves as the legacy media-dominated Press Gallery’s president and works for Journal de Montréal, said in a formal letter of reprimand that the “Gallery will consider taking appropriate measures” against the news site for what it claims is unfair treatment to legacy media.
Blacklock’s said the Press Gallery alleges it went against the so-called “the quiet and civil environment that members expect.”
“The executive may determine it is appropriate to remove privileges from a member at any time for due cause,” wrote St-Pierre.
He then noted that the “Membership in the Gallery could also be suspended or terminated” for Blacklock’s.
As Blacklock’s reports, however, there are no rules determining what is classed as “quietness or civility.”
The Gallery’s constitution “also restricts the Gallery from directing how members cover news or adjudicating grievances between competitors,” Blacklock’s observed.
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In a statement sent out Wednesday, Blacklock’s Reporter shareholders said they will “fight these people.”
“We are retaining counsel. We will vigorously enforce our lawful rights and the Gallery’s obligations under the Canada Corporations Act. We will seek costs and damages,” they declared.
The shareholders said they will also “hold directors personally liable for their misconduct.”
“We will compel disclosure of confidential Gallery correspondence and cross-examine executive members under oath,” they said.
“We will name names.”
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This is nothing short of infanticide.
In a recent press release, Dr. Louis Roy from the Quebec College of Physicians claimed that MAiD could be appropriate for babies born with ‘grave and severe syndromes’ for which their ‘prospective of survival is null, so to speak.’
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Canada cannot begin killing babies when doctors predict that they will not have a good quality of life. Predictions are often based on discriminatory assumptions about life with a disability. Many people diagnosed with disabilities as babies who were expected to not have a good quality of life are now grown adults leading thriving lives.
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According to Blacklock’s, the threats of expulsion stem from a 2021 motion in which they had asked the Gallery for “full disclosure of subsidies paid to members including the Journal de Montréal.”
“Records show the Gallery executive from last May 2 began compiling vexatious grievances, including a complaint [that] Blacklock’s managing editor Tom Korski listened to English-only audio feeds from the House of Commons,” it noted.
National Post reporter Catherine Levesque, who used to serve as the Gallery’s president, said that it was “important to listen to the French” as well.
Blacklock’s noted that St-Pierre went as far as to “personally monitor Korski’s work habits.”
“On July 11 the Gallery hurriedly drafted a Code Of Conduct. The code written by the National Post’s Levesque, Althia Raj of the Toronto Star and Dylan Robertson of The Canadian Press stated members must ‘avoid loud conversations’ in the newsroom,” noted Blacklock’s.
The Gallery also has taken notes regarding what Blacklock’s said were “frivolous complaints” against Korski.
Blacklock’s noted that the Gallery refused to allow “Korski to address the board” and “refused to canvass 19 other newsroom reporters and clerks assigned desks in the National Press Building on the ‘toxic environment’ claim.”
In an April 2, 2021, meeting with the Gallery, Blacklock’s had sponsored a motion asking “that all Gallery members disclose all applications for grants, rebates or subsidies to any branch of the Government of Canada and that disclosures be published on a Press Gallery website.”
That motion was shot down in an 18 – 1 vote.
The Parliamentary Press Gallery is stacked with government-subsidized media outlets, whereas Blacklock’s Reporter is independent.
A list showing many legacy media outlets which received government funding in 2021 has been published by Rebel News.
In 2021, the Liberals under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) $1.4 billion, which accounts for around 70 percent of its total revenue. Trudeau’s fall 2022 budget will ensure the CBC gets an extra $42 million.
In 2019, Trudeau made an election promise that the Liberals would give legacy media $595 million in federal assistance over four years.