Stephen Harper leads the nominations for the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) 2009 Code of Silence Award for the second year in a row, the CAJ has announced.
Journalists from across Canada nominated Harper and his government this year for “muzzling civil servants and cabinet ministers, blackballing reporters who pose tough questions and building a huge spin machine designed to staunch the flow of information.”
The Harper government was “the hands-down winner” in 2008.
Other nominees include:
The 2009 Code of Silence Award will be handed out at the CAJ’s gala award
ceremony Saturday, May 23 in Vancouver.