Pauline Marois, PEI and Manitoba
Amidst all the excitement surrounding the PQ leadership campaign, it dawned on me to check up on how our national newspaper has been covering the day-to-day politics of other Canadian provinces. Last fall, my Canadian Studies students were treated to a lesson on media bias and the impact of media concentration, as the New Brunswick election campaign slid completely under the radar for both the Globe and the National Post.
Did you know that two provinces are in the middle of election campaigns? Better tell the Globe! It's been a week since there was any mention of the Manitoba campaign. The PEI campaign hasn't merited a word since May 5th.
I recognize that the vast majority of the Globe's readers are concentrated in central Canada. But there really is something striking about the fact that the leadership race for what is currently the third-place party in the Quebec legislature is getting a lot more ink than the provincial election campaigns in two other provinces.Recommend this Post