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Canada's Own Journalism Scandal

NY Times: False Accusation Sharpens Canadian Press Debate. A Canadian government commission faulted Canada, the United States and Syria for their treatment of the engineer, Maher Arar, whom it found to be completely innocent. The commission also found that several leading news organizations had been used by anonymous sources in a smear campaign against Mr. Arar, apparently to deflect attention from government and police bungling.

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