These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Canadian Dimension Left Biased based on pro-socialist, anti-capitalism advocacy. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and publishing slightly misleading information regarding GMOs.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 1963, Canadian Dimension (CD) is described as a magazine “for people who want to change the world”, CD is a forum for left-wing political thought that ranges from New Democratic Party-style social democracy to libertarian socialism. According to their about page “Canadian Dimension is the longest-standing voice of the left in Canada. For more than half a century, CD has provided a forum for lively and radical debate where red meets green, socialists take on social democrats, Indigenous voices are heard, activists report from every corner of the country, and the latest books and films are critically reviewed.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Canadian Dimension is owned by Dimension Publishing LLC. Revenue is generated through advertising, donations and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Canadian Dimension publishes news from an anti-capitalist, pro-socialist perspective such as this: Red Flags: Reflections on racism and radicalism. A quote from the article reads “Capitalism lives and breathes racism. It can’t survive without it. It picks it up, cultivates it, and injects it into everything.” CD focuses on topics that are associated with the political left such as climate change, Feminism, Labour and LGBTQ rights. However, many stories do not contain hyperlinked sourcing. When it comes to science, Canadian Dimension typically aligns with the consensus, though when it comes to GMOs they offer more negative reporting. Editorially, CD is far left in support of socialism as they often criticize liberal politicians such as Justin Trudeau for their pro-corporate policies.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Canadian Dimension Left Biased based on pro-socialist, anti-capitalism advocacy. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing and publishing slightly misleading information regarding GMO’s. (8/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2020)