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Press restrictions flaunt charter rights

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Mar 12, 2014 - 1:58 PM |
Re: Article “Security most restrictive in the North,” which appeared in the March 4 edition of Northern Life.
The City of Greater Sudbury having the ability to unilaterally revoke press “privilege” to report from inside council chambers essentially creates a system of reprisal and undermines democracy.

This act, in my opinion, walks a thin line with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Section 2b of the charter explicitly states that we all have the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.”

It is also my opinion that the comments made by Mr. Adair about people carrying knives on their belts are ridiculous, distasteful and unfounded.

Comments like that are baffling and show pure lack of good judgement and professionalism. I strongly believe city managers, who work for the taxpayers, that make statements like this should be held accountable, up to and including dismissal.

Aaron Beaudry
Ward 9 candidate
Greater Sudbury

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