Global Anchor Suspended After Star Uncovers Ties to PR Firm

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Global Toronto anchor Leslie Roberts has been suspended by the network after a Toronto Star investigative report uncovered that he was part-owner of a small public relations firm with clients who appeared on Global programs. The report, which was published in The Star today, revealed that Roberts had helping clients with media training and pitches through a firm he co-owns called Buzz PR. As consequence, Global, which found out through The Star when the paper asked for comment, suspended Roberts indefinitely from his responsibilities as anchor of Global’s News Hour, co-host of the national version of The Morning Show, and as executive editor of Global News. Continue reading “Global Anchor Suspended After Star Uncovers Ties to PR Firm”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 8, 2015


The first episode of Open Sources Guelph will be jammed packed as a very busy week in news brings us many stories and many points of discussion. From more religious violence in France to the fall of a cultural icon, this inaugural edition of Open Sources will aim to cover all the angles and offer some sharp commentary on the biggest stories of the weeks. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 8, 2015”

Fantino Out, O’Toole In, As Harper Shuffles Cabinet Pre-Election


In a surprise New Year’s announcement, embattled Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino found himself demoted to associate minister for National Defence while Durham MP Erin O’Toole will try to salvage Fantino’s old post as the Federal government aims to get itself on its best footing for an election year. A quick ceremony at Rideau Hall this morning installed O’Toole as Fantino’s successor, while the much embattled MP of Vaughan returns to a post he held shortly after his first election in 2010, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper tries to correct mistakes made with the Veterans Affairs portfolio last year. Continue reading “Fantino Out, O’Toole In, As Harper Shuffles Cabinet Pre-Election”