One of the candidates in the race to become the next mayor of Toronto is being described as having alt-right and white nationalist views. Faith Goldy is in third place behind incumbent John Tory and former Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat. It's the media's responsibility to inform the public of who is running - but how do you report fairly on someone who talks about people being replaced by foreigners, and uses terms like "white genocide in Canada"? How does the way we cover controversial figures hurt or help them in the end? Can denying someone coverage have the opposite effect than intended?

Political scientist and columnist David Moscrop explains how to find the right balance, and why it's so important for news outlets to set rules when talking politics.


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