Ladurantaye not returning to CBC’S ‘The National’
Dance at the Ramana Hotel (former Crete’s) in Sawyerville
on Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music by the Country Swingers.
#318 (The Hut),
October 28 this Saturday night, October 28 at the 72 Main St., Stanstead (Beebe), from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Beebe Town Hall,
Prizes for best costumes. Enjoy a set of square dancing.
Lunch served. Door prizes. Info: 819-876-2021. Also on November 4, we will have some new talent, Gary Darling.
October 28 Country Dance with variety at Trinity Anglican Church,
409 South St., Cowansville, Saturday, October 28, 7-11 p.m. Music by Jimmy Edwards Country Folks band. Door prizes, 50-50 drawing. Support the church and food bank.
Canteen on premises.
October 28 HALLOWEEN DANCE Donation
on Saturday, October 28, 8:30 p.m., at the
300 St. Francis St., Lennoxville. Music by new country band BIG RIVER. Prizes for costumes.
Admission charged. Everyone welcome. 18+.
The former managing editor of “The National” who was reassigned in the wake of a cultural appropriation controversy will not be returning to the CBC’S flagship news program.
Steve Ladurantaye was reassigned in May for what the public broadcaster called “an inappropriate, insensitive and frankly unacceptable tweet” he made as part of a controversial online debate over cultural appropriation.
At the time, the CBC said Ladurantaye had been reassigned to work on digital “storytelling strategies” and added that he would reach out to Indigenous communities “as part of his learning process.”
In a memo to staff, CBC News editor-in-chief Jennifer Mcguire also said Ladurantaye’s future with “The National” would be reassessed in the fall.
Mcguire said the CBC hasn’t hired a new managing editor for “The National,” which will relaunch Nov. 6 with Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang and Ian Hanomansing as cohosts.
In May, Ladurantaye was among a number of journalists who engaged in a late-night Twitter conversation that was sparked by a contentious magazine article advocating for more cultural appropriation in Canadian literature.
In the Writers’ Union of Canada’s magazine Write, novelist and then-editor Hal Niedzviecki suggested “anyone, anywhere, should be encouraged to imagine other peoples, other cultures, other identities.”
The opinion piece also suggested there should be an appropriation prize in literature.
After the article was published, apologies came from the union as well as Niedzviecki, who resigned.
Meanwhile, former National Post editor Ken Whyte responded by tweeting he would “donate $500 to the founding of the appropriation prize if someone else wants to organize.”
Ladurantaye replied that he would contribute $100. He later deleted the tweet and apologized, saying “what I did was hurtful, and my apology is without condition.”