Canadian reticence makes journalism “brutally difficult”

“This is a really weird country to work in,” Adrienne Arsenault said of being a journalist in Canada.

It’s “brutally difficult” working in Canada compared to being a journalist abroad, said the foreign correspondent for The National, the flagship TV news program of CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. “People are very closed… this is no whistler-blowing culture,” she told a journalism panel. “We’re a really weird group of people.”