The Gomery Commission
A look at the east vs. west news coverage of Canada's political sponsorship scandal.
# 63185 | 1,012 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 03, 2006 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Canadian Studies (Prime Ministers) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Economics and Finance)
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A comprehensive research essay on Canada's political sponsorship scandal and the resulting Gomery Commission, focusing mainly on the noticeable difference in eastern Canada versus western Canada media coverage of the scandal. The paper points out the correlation between the general political views of east and west Canada and the content of news stories on the sponsorship scandal.
From the Paper:"Up to this point it would be fair to say that in Western Canada, the coverage of the government sponsorship scandal and the Gomery Commission seems to reflect how very important the issue is to the majority of people in this part of the country. Most Westerners were outraged to find out that millions of dollars of taxpayers' money had been flowing to Liberal-friendly advertising firms under the false front of fighting Quebec separatism, designed to pay for raising the Liberal Party's electoral stock, so to speak. Given the fact that the Liberal Government has long been much more openly criticized in Western Canada than East, most of us were likely eager to know the facts when it was found that Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Liberals had made a mistake, especially one as large as the sponsorship scandal that has come to be known in the news as "AdScam". Media outlets here in the West realize that eagerness, and have subsequently provided the public with a massive number of stories and updates regarding AdScam and the Gomery Commission."
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