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Feds fretted over listeria criticism


December 3, 2008
By The Toronto Sun

Dec. 3, 2008, OTTAWA – Government officials and political aides were deeply
concerned about critical media coverage at the height of the
listeriosis crisis, new documents show.

Dec. 3, 2008, OTTAWA – Government officials and political aides were deeply
concerned about critical media coverage at the height of the
listeriosis crisis, new documents show.

Notes taken during daily conference calls with political staff and
public servants suggest much of the time was spent scrutinizing the
tone and tenor of news reports.

The notes show officials were attuned to criticism that the
government took too long to publicize the outbreak of the deadly
disease. | FULL STORY

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