The Monitor, July/August 2021

Media Democracy and Combatting Misinformation
July 1, 2021
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"Canada is no stranger to dynastic ownership of its media companies," writes Robin Shaban in her feature article in this issue of the Monitor. "Thomson, Atkinson, Black, Irving: each family name is synonymous with the control of major press operations, either nationally or regionally. Governments have been aware of this issue for decades, but they’ve done little to address it." For years, Canada has had more concentrated media ownership than our American counterparts. How does this impact our ability as a nation to tell and receive diverse and nuanced stories from a multitude of viewpoints? And, in the age of fake news farms and QAnon, what role could a revitalized media democracy movement play in combatting misinformation?

Our latest issue of the Monitor digs into these questions and more with views from across the country. You can download the entire pdf here or read individual articles from this issue on the Monitor website at To receive the print version of our magazine delivered to your home or office, make a donation to the CCPA today.