The Canadian Press

2002-06-17 | Citizen-Publisher-Fired

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The Opposition parties suggested the prime minister may have played a hand in the firing of a newspaper publisher. Former Ottawa Citizen publisher Russell Mills said he was fired after running afoul of CanWest Global editorial policies. Mills claimed CanWest was upset he had not cleared an editorial calling on Jean Chretien to retire. NDP leader Alexa McDonough called for an inquiry into Mills' firing.

Date: 2002-06-17
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Russell mills was fired because the prime minister's body happened to be his boss that's downright dangerous to democracy public inquiry into media concentration of ownership and convergence >>

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