The Electric Pencil

Montreal Gazette victim of a hoax?

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That’s what Daniel Marc Weinstock, professor of philosophy at the Université de Montréal and member of the advisory committee for the Bouchard-Taylor commission, muses in today’s La Presse. Weinstock tells the paper he has difficulty recognising the report in what the Gazette reported over the weekend and wonders if maybe the paper was taken for a ride. Weinstock is backed up by Rachida Azdouz, a vice-dean at UdM and also on the advisory committee, who thinks that the Gazette’s report most likely distorted the final report’s recommendations.


« Il faut lire ça avec circonspection. La question linguistique a été mentionnée, mais la façon dont cela a été rapporté est vraiment démesurée », résume Mme Azdouz. « Ce que j’ai lu dans The Gazette était extrêmement distortionné, à un point tel que je me suis demandé si le journaliste n’avait pas été victime d’un canular », de renchérir le professeur Weinstock qui lui aussi avait eu à commenter le projet de rapport peu après Pâques.

Written by Tim McSorley

May 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

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  1. […] So was the scoop wrong? Inaccurate? Misleading? Some people think so. […]

  2. […] of the leaked report that they were out accusing The Gazette of being the victim of a hoax. See Daniel Weinstock in La Presse, for example. However, André Pratte, chief editorial writer for La Presse, says in his blog that having re-read […]

    Montreal Gazette

    May 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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