David Akin - May 16th, 2013
Tonight, CTV’s Parliamentary Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported that Senator Mike Duffy tried to use his influence on a CRTC decision involving Sun News Network. Fife cited unnamed sources for this allegation.
The application Sun News Network has before the CRTC is pretty important to me and my colleagues.
Here’s what our network’s vice-president Kory Teneycke has to say about what CTV reported tonight:
Senator Duffy does not, nor has he ever, been employed as a lobbyist for Sun News/Sun Media. Nor have we asked Senator Duffy act as an agent on our behalf.
The CRTC process is a quasi judicial process, not a political one.
We believe we have made a very clear, compelling, and public case for Sun News. It is now in the hands of the CRTC Commissioners, who will make their decision.
We appreciate the support we have received from tens of thousands of Canadians who have mailed letters, signed petitions and emailed the CRTC as a part of their public consultation process.
David Akin - April 27th, 2013
I like Tabatha Southey’s column a lot but today, she makes an error when she writes in her Globe and Mail column:
When it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been shot, Sun News did not break away from its recorded coverage of the royal wedding…
In fact, we did break away. I know because I was the on-air anchor for Sun News Network for our “breaking coverage” of the press conference in which U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. That press conference began at about 11:30 pm ET though it originally been announced Read more…
David Akin - February 3rd, 2013
WINNIPEG – Marc Garneau had what seemed to be the most talked-about remark at the Liberal leadership event on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Winnipeg: He likes to vacuum. (QMI Agency Photo)
About 400 Liberals and their supporters paid $20 each Saturday afternoon to watch a Liberal leadership event in which a failed Liberal candidate (Harvey Locke, last seen coming in a respectable second to Joan Crockatt in a Calgary Centre byelection) read largely the same questions to the nine leadership contestants in separate 11-minute long “interviews.” The biggest revelation after two hours of this was that Marc Garneau enjoys cooking — and frittatas specifically — and he also enjoys vacuuming. Martha Hall Findlay, on the other hand, Read more…
David Akin - February 2nd, 2013
I think the TV program I host on Sun News Network, Battleground, is unique and important to Canadians. Help us stay on air reporting on the political battles across the country:
David Akin - January 4th, 2013