DISTURBING: Liberals Block Canadian Journalist From Covering Trudeau Press Conference

Another anti-democratic move by the Trudeau Liberals.

In an outrageous move, the Trudeau Liberals have blocked Canadian journalist Andrew Lawton from covering a Justin Trudeau press conference.

It’s a disgraceful and anti-democratic move by the Liberals, showing their utter contempt for Canadians and for free expression.

Here’s what Lawton said on Twitter:

“It’s official. I’ve been banned from covering Justin Trudeau’s press conference. The reason? I’m not an “accredited” journalist, through the press secretary could not provide a definition of what accreditation means in a country that doesn’t license journalists.”

“To be cleared I RSVPd for this event as soon as it was announced yesterday and no one told me there would be an issue with me attending.”

“Justin Trudeau tried to shake my hand thinking I was an adoring fan, but wouldn’t answer my question: why am I banned from covering his press conference?”

“I showed this piece of identification, issued by the Canadian government to me as a journalist, as proof I’ve been “accredited” in the past. I was told this was only for a specific event and doesn’t prove anything.”

And as if it couldn’t get any worse, the Liberals refused to let Lawton on the media bus, stranding him in Brampton:

“This is the media bus. I’m not being allowed on it, because I’m not Liberal-approved. I’m stranded in Brampton now. Will have to take an Uber to Hamilton, where Trudeau’s next event is.”

As I said on Twitter, this is an outrage. And if the establishment press had any credibility, they would be ripping the Liberals for this. In other words, don’t hold your breath.

“This is outrageous, and if the establishment press had any credibility they would be slamming the Liberals for their anti-democratic blocking of a reporter. Disgraceful.”


Spencer Fernando

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