Sunday, August 16, 2009

Community Papers Eliminate English

From The Montreal Gazette:

Not enough cash for translation: Transcontinental.

LaSalle borough councillor Michael Vadacchino isn't taking the elimination of English content in local community papers lying down.

When Transcontinental announced July 16 that it was dropping the English translation of articles from five local papers, Vadacchino started a petition in LaSalle to pressure the publishing giant to put the English back in papers serving his community, Verdun, Lachine-Dorval, Nuns' Island and the southwest borough.

"If we don't start sticking up for our rights we've lost them" Vadacchino said.

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My Comment: The company admits that there are no English staff members. Figures ....

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