Green protests report
on stolen $193,062
I am writing to demand a published correction and apology concerning
two errors in the October 25 issue
of the Thursday Report.
On page 10, under the sub-heading Former CSU VP finance charged
with theft, you wrote, Other members of the CSU executive
became aware of the theft during the summer of 2000, but it was not made
public by then president Rob Green until just after the CSU held a successful
referendum on provincial accreditation in October of that year.
While this may represent wishful thinking on the part of Concordias
morally bankrupt PR Department, it is patently false. Neither myself nor
any member of my executive (with one obvious exception) were aware that
a theft had occurred until October 2000 (the last full week of accreditation
voting, to be exact), when the CSUs bookkeeper presented the intercepted
copies of illegitimate cheques.
Secondly, the above excerpt from your article clearly suggests that our
delaying of public release of this information (a whole week!) was in
some way related to the accreditation drive. Our only delay (which was
exactly one week!) in releasing this information to the public was so
that we could inform the interested parties first, namely, our lawyer,
the university, our bank, and finally our board of directors.
Is the Thursday Report suggesting we should have done otherwise?
Please correct these defamatory errors in your next publication and take
care in the future to control your urges to fabricate truths
that fit your own personal (and professional) desires and wants.
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