Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

Media, we must save ourselves

As an industry, we have a duty to insulate ourselves from the power we are meant to hold to account. The media derives its credibility from its independence from power, particularly government power. Maintaining public confidence in that independence is of paramount importance.

A protester confronts police during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling "Rolling Thunder", in Ottawa, Friday, April 29, 2022. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

What happened to Canada?

Understanding the dynamics of polarization can help us to resist the spiral, and to break out of binary thinking by complicating dominant narratives.