Friday, April 29, 2011

Wikileaks Canada

This week Wikileaks released many diplomatic cables concerning Canada. It seemed like perfect timing with only three days to the election. So what did the Canadian mainstream media have to say about the cables?

The CBC had decent coverage of the entire release. The Globe and Mail picked a cable with an unfavourable view of Ignatieff. This choice is not surprising. The Toronto Star focused on one cable about Laura Harper. Yeah, they went for the really important stuff.

Outside the mainstream, Micheal Geist examined the copyright and intellectual property comments in a few of the cables. There is little doubt that the US is influencing the IP debate in Canada. And as an indication of Geist's importance in that debate, there's even a cable about him. ^^

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