A pro-Palestinian protester leads a chant during a protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. Spencer Colby/The Canadian Press.

Hub Headlines for April 24, 2024

Hub Headlines is a daily audio program of TheHub.ca. It features audio versions of the best commentaries and analysis published daily in The Hub. Enjoy listening to original and provocative takes on the issues that matter while you are on the go. Here are the headlines for April 24, 2024.

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

Pierre Poilievre continues to confound the media

Poilievre’s Conservatives aren’t just trying to motivate static voters, they’ve been persuading changing voters, building a coalition from the bottom up, re-litigating “settled” policy debates, and staking out new policy ground.

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.