CBC News statement regarding Tom Flanagan

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - "In light of recent remarks made by Tom Flanagan at the University of Lethbridge, CBC News has taken the decision to end our association with him as a commentator on Power and Politics.

While we support and encourage free speech across the country and a diverse range of voices, we believe Mr. Flanagan's comments to have crossed the line and impacted his credibility as a commentator for us".

Jennifer McGuire
General Manager and Editor In Chief, CBC News and Centres.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

For further information:

Chuck Thompson
Head, Media Relations
CBC English Services
416-205-3747
Chuck.Thompson@cbc.ca