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Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

What the hell heppened to last night's CBC News: Disclosure? The broadcast was supposed to feature a critical look at how Canada Steamship Lines, the company owned (at least until last week) by former finaince minister and (likely) future Prime Minister Paul Martin, does business. Sometime yesterday evening, the show's web site was cleansed of all references to the CSL story.The CSL segment was replaced by an update on the fish farm situation in British Columbia -- an important story, to be sure, but not the look at the somewhat mysterious (because it is privately held) shipping company, and just what kind of practices its owner implicity condoned. Suspicious.

Conspiracy theorists will claim that it is the government interfering in the public broadcaster's operations, but that's unlikely. CBC types get very loud and very annoyed when there's even the slightest hint of government interference. In any case, the government is still under Jean Chrétien's control, and Chrétien wouldn't mind seeing a few more stories that don't reflect well on his old rival Paul Martin.

UPDATE: From the Disclosure web site:

*Unfortunately Disclosure’s story about Canada Steamship Lines did not air as planned March 18, 2003.
We regret not being able to let you know about the schedule change in advance and apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.

The story will air on an upcoming edition of Disclosure. It is tentatively scheduled to be broadcast April 1, 2003 at 9:00pm (9:30NT).
So, Disclosure, what's the story behind why the CSL story didn't go to air on March 18?
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