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For Harry and Meghan, Canadian media's respect for privacy is good news

Despite recent paparazzi photos of the family, journalists set a high bar for intrusive stories: ‘We kind of leave people be’
Recent photographs of Meghan and her son, Archie, prompted anger from reporters and local residents. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

They don’t call it the world’s most boring country for nothing.

When a Canadian prime minister’s son was convicted of sexual assault, it barely made the front pages. When cabinet ministers have affairs, every reporter in Ottawa may know, but not a whisper will make it into print.

It’s not that salacious things don’t happen in Canada, but that the country has a kind of nationwide pact

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