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Oct. 29, 2020 | Thursday
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Letter: Ricin suspect is a French national
Letter

Dear editor:

All Canadian citizens should be offended by recent national coverage, led by our major TV outlets, of the reference to the "ricin suspect " as a Canadian, first.

Clearly this is fodder for our U.S. neighbours and, in particular, President Donald Trump, to headline their news as "A Canadian attempts to assassinate the president."

The last thing we need is this additional attention and potential retaliation from a president who hates our guts.

A much better, and more accurate, reporting should say: "Pascale Ferrier, a French national, who holds dual Canadian citizenship etc." is a suspect in a ricin letter mailed to the White House, and addressed to President Donald Trump. "

Samuel Young

NOTL

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