The article overlooks the support of numerous advocacy groups that support the ceasefire. It focuses on a narrow set of politicians who are either highly supportive of Israel or extremely weary of criticizing Israel.
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Title of Piece: Michael Woods, Darren Major: "Canada supports UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war"
Media Outlet: CBC
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Comments of the CJPME Media Researcher:
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Please help us challenge this unbalanced and incomplete CBC article about Canada's support for the recent UN General Assembly resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza.
- The article overlooks the support of numerous advocacy groups that support the ceasefire. It focuses on a narrow set of politicians who are either highly supportive of Israel or extremely weary of criticizing Israel. Despite Canada's decision to vote for the resolution at the UN, its political leaders do not represent the sentiments of most Canadians. Focusing just on this limited sample of government officials skews the reality of popular support and misleads readers.
- The article fails to give a full picture of the situation in Gaza. It fails to meaningfully acknowledge Israel's actions and responsibility.
- The journalist fails to mention that polling shows that most Canadians support a ceasefire. This is according to reputable polling by Angus Reid. According to another poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, 71% of Canadians strongly support or support Canada's calling for a ceasefire.
- Ultimately, Canada's vote resulted from the historic pressure campaign launched by millions of people concerned about Palestinian human rights. It was not as if Trudeau and Joly had an epiphany. The broad public support must be a part of the story.
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