Media Commentary

Below is selected political breakfasttv_merkley.pngcommentary in the form of newspaper articles, and television/radio interviews.

Here is my recent column carried on the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage blog on how the Canadian news media is creating a “Trump of the North” in Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch. The analysis makes use of a sample of Canadian newspapers available on LexisNexis. More information can be found here.

Here is an additional column on the Monkey Cage blog with my coauthor Dominik Stecula illustrating the dangers of media politicization of childhood vaccinations by drawing a comparison with the news media’s coverage of climate change and the rise of American climate skepticism.

TEDxECUAD Talk: “Overcoming Political Bias”



CBC News Network, Election Night “After the Vote” Panel, November 8, 2016:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, July 4, 2018:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, November 8, 2016:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, November 3, 2016:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, October 6, 2016:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, September 22, 2016:

Breakfast Television Vancouver, September 8, 2016:


CBC Radio “The Early Edition” (with Rick Cluff), December 16, 2015: Link

Roundhouse Radio, October 20, 216 (with Janice and Cory):

Roundhouse Radio, July 27, 2016 (with Kirk LaPointe):

Newspaper columns on Canadian public policy

(with Frontier Centre for Public Policy)

On dairy supply management:

Guelph Mercury, April 4, 2013:

Winnipeg Free Press, March 30, 2013:

On biofuel subsidies:

The Western Producer, May 10, 2012:

On energy:

Calgary Herald/Vancouver Sun, July 4, 2012 (with Ben Eisen):