Don’t be fooled by the childish duality that you are presented with; namely, that the National Post is right-wing and that the Globe and Mail is left-wing. Nonsense. It’s a ruse.
Canadians form their political, financial, cultural, environmental and other opinions
based on information provided by the popular media. Indeed, it is the power of the media to shape opinion, which makes them a critical element of Canadian life.
The Wikipedia explanation of the situation regarding ownership of the media in Canada:
Media ownership in Canada – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apart from a relatively small number of community broadcasters, media in Canada are primarily owned by a small number of companies, including
Bell Media (formerly CTVglobemedia),
Astral Media, (recently bought by Bell)
and the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio-Canada).
Each of these companies holds a diverse mix of television, cable television, radio, newspaper, magazine and/or internet operations. In 2007, Bell Media (then CTVglobemedia), Rogers Media and Quebecor all expanded significantly through the acquisitions of CHUM Limited, CityTV and Osprey Media, respectively. In 2010, Canwest Global Communications, having filed for bankruptcy, sold its television assets to Shaw Media and its newspaper holdings to Postmedia Network.
Between 1990 and 2005 there were a number of media corporate mergers and takeovers in Canada. For example, in 1990, 17.3% of daily newspapers were independently owned; whereas in 2005, 1% were. These changes, among others, caused the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications to launch a study of Canadian news media in March 2003. (This topic had been examined twice in the past, by the Davey Commission (1970) and the Kent Commission (1981), both of which produced recommendations that were never implemented in any meaningful way.)
But here is the actual situation. These 4 public policy think-tanks below have a monopoly over what the Canadian population consumes in their media:
The Fraser Institute
The C.D. Howe Institute
Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Conference Board of Canada
Who Owns Canada’s Media? – YouTube