The News as a Public Forum

In many countries around the world, news sources are used by governments to convince the population of the validity of government policies and actions.

Canadian news sources are not government-controlled and therefore can be critical of government policies and actions.


Identify examples of dissatisfaction with government actions or policies in today’s paper or online news source


Choose one article that expresses a dissatisfaction that you share.


Write an editorial dealing with this topic.

In this editorial outline the following:

  • The government policy
  • Your opposition to the policy
  • Some facts to support your position