The Conservative government isn’t very happy about a story in the Toronto Star from Richard Brennan about stripper and escort jobs being added to the Job Bank.
Minister Diane Finley’s spokesman Ryan Sparrow:
“This story is completely and utterly false. In fact, the draft note cited by the reporter has not been seen by the Minister’s office, nor would it ever have been a policy under consideration by our government.”
“Even more shocking, despite citing several reactions from opposition and stake-holders in the erroneous story, the reporter did not even call our office for a response.”
“It is sad that Canadians are subjected to such a lack of journalistic integrity, and that a major Canadian newspaper would give a story such prominence without first verifying the facts.” (see here)
Also: Check out this post from Steve Janke on Richard Brennan’s very questionable reporting practices during the Ipperwash stand-off and his interview where he calls Harper a bully and acts like a Republican.