No longer could our press publications function within a Liberal-Media cone-of-silence which existed previous to the rise of the internet.

by Brad Salzberg

January 25, 2024

If one cares to delve into the history of Canadian media, it makes good sense to begin at the beginning. Historically speaking, several individuals are considered to be Canada’s founding fathers.

Sir John A. Macdonald is perceived as the chief architect of Confederation. Academics, journalists and heritage groups have argued for the prominence of other figures, such as George Brown and Sir George-Étienne Cartier.

Original “founding father” of Canada George Brown holds an addition distinction as the founder of the Globe & Mail news publication.

According to Wikipedia, “the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe; it was founded in 1844 by Scottish immigrant George Brown, who became a Father of Confederation. Brown’s liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, a precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada.”

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