Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)

Last updated on September 10th, 2021 at 08:13 pm

Canadian Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate CPAC Least Biased based on streaming and reporting directly from the House of Commons. We also rate them High for factual reporting for the same reason.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

CPAC is the Cable Public Affairs Channel, which was created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies, including Rogers, Shaw, Videotron, Cogeco, EastLink, and Access Communications. They have invested more than $50 million to create and preserve this editorially independent voice. For perspective, this is the C-SPAN of Canada.

Read our profile on Canadian media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is owned by a consortium that includes, among other part-owners Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, Vidéotron, Cogeco, and Eastlink.

Analysis / Bias

CPAC provides coverage of public and government affairs through streaming proceedings of the House of Commons of Canada, centered around politics just like the USA’s C-SPAN and BBC Parliament of the UK. According to Canadian Business Journal, Colette Watson, President and General Manager of CPAC, says, “Our objective is to provide Canadians with the full, unfiltered story and let them make up their minds.” Further, she added that CPAC realizes this by allowing “Canadians to provide their own context, and our owners believe this is a wonderful and necessary public service to keep democracy alive.”

In reviewing news content on the website, there was minimal bias present, and all articles were sourced to the Canadian Press.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate CPAC Least Biased based on streaming and reporting directly from the House of Commons. We also rate them High for factual reporting for the same reason. (M. Huitsing 9/13/2017) Updated (9/10/2021)

Source: https://www.cpac.ca/en/

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