Journalism is in crisis in Canada, and we need your help to save it.
This year Canada fell four places to 22nd in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, in part because we lack basic legal protections for journalists. Canada is one of the few western countries without a press shield law to protect whistleblowers and journalists. Thankfully, there is hope. On April 11th the Senate unanimously passed Bill S-231 (the Protection of Sources Act), which creates a press shield law to protect journalistic sources. The bill must now pass the House of Commons before it becomes a law. It is urgent that we create this legislation if we want to maintain our position as a world leader on press freedom. Law enforcement agencies and our government are failing to protect the ability of journalists to do their job.