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Friday, April 28, 2006

Canadian Government Bans Media From Covering Ceremonies Honoring War Dead; Who Made Decision Unclear

The Canadian media haven't been invited to cover ceremonies honoring the six citizens killed so far in the fighting abroad, but it's unclear who in the government made the decision to ban press and television. Some suggest the idea came from the Prime Minister's Director of Communications Sandra Harper, but she denies it. Officials say the ban protects the families' privacy. Critics say it limits the public's exposure to controversial photos of returning coffins. Read more in the Globe and Mail here.

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