Antiwar columnist Eric Margolis was fired in a shake-up at Sun Newspapers.
In what is unlikely a coincidence, it was recently revealed that Sun Newspapers is now receiving Canadian government money.
Margolis has written for the Toronto Sun newspaper chain for 27 years and his column has remained popular.
Margolis, like other high-profile Sun columnists who have been axed or forced into retirement without an opportunity to say farewell to readers, will remain visible online.
As Eric says, there was a time during the glory years of the Toronto Sun when opposing views were welcomed by management and appreciated by readers. Quebecor’s newly-planted henchmen are putting an end to that editorial freedom.
Sun Media’s parliamentary bureau has lost five columnists in the past month: Greg Weston, Elizabeth Thompson, Christina Spencer, Peter Zimonjic and Kathleen Harris, who is still writing but as a national reporter from outside the bureau.