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Globe wins Michener Award for sponsorship coverage

The Globe and Mail has won the 2004 Michener Award “meritorious public service” for its coverage of the sponsorship controversy. Here's an excerpt from the Michener Awards Foundation news release: The Globe and Mail won for the newspaper’s relentless investigation of the federal sponsorship scandal which began with reporter Daniel Leblanc’s access to information request more than […]

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'Boston Globe retracts seal hunt story'

The Boston Globe has admitted that large parts of a story it ran on the Newfoundland seal hunt were fabricated. An excerpt from a cbc.ca story: The story, which was published Wednesday, contained details that “hunters on about 300 boats converged on ice floes, shooting seal cubs by the hundreds, as the ice and water turned […]

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The liberation of Belsen

Sixty years ago today, the BBC's Richard Dimbleby entered the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with British troops. Here is his actual radio report from that time as used in an audio slide show: A photo and excerpt of the text: “Here, over an acre of ground, lay dead and dying people. You could not see which was […]

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Liberals bottomed out?

The party support numbers in the CBC/Environics poll (in per cent) are: Conservatives 33, Liberals 27, NDP 24, Bloc (11 nationally, 51 in Quebec) and the Greens at 2. There's a CBC.ca poll support numbers story. There's also an issues story. Here's some earlier poll postings: April 13: Decima has it 31-30 for Tories; Leger 24-31 for […]

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Droege a love triangle victim?

“White Nationalist” Wolfgang Droege might have met his violent end for reasons other than crime or politics — he may have been shot for love. An excerpt from the CP story carried on CTV.ca: Police said Thursday they had charged a friend of the one-time Heritage Front leader with second-degree murder and that they were […]

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