Friday, July 10, 2015

Corruption in the Franklin ships' search?

The Canadaland journalism site has a very disturbing post about journalist Paul Watson's resignation from the Toronto Star amid allegations that significant details about the discovery of HMS Erebus have been falsified, and that archaeologistsand other historical experts with Parks Canada continue to be silenced and sidelined.

For Watson, this is a journalism story. But it also a story about the possible corruption of a significant Canadian historical inquiry for other purposes. It's about us too.

I hope Paul Watson will be getting some brown envelopes or private meetings with public service historians.  This blog does not have the resources to dig the way Watson will.  But if you want to contact me, for your own safety, don't use an official email or telephone.

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