The latest story to emerge from the rubble of the Elliot Lake mall collapse is one of a story not being allowed to emerge. Global News reporter Jennifer Tryon, who attempted to file a Freedom of Information request at the town’s City Hall was not only denied the opportunity, but had the clerk call the OPP. Apparently, they were “somewhat intimidated by the insistent nature of the request being made,” but that certainly is not a felony. And it is somewhat ironic that Tryon would use intimidation to get a scoop, what with the award from Amnesty International for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting in her back pocket. Then again, how intimidating could she really be?
She sure doesn’t seem very scary to me in this news report…
Se frayer (un chemin): To clear a path by removing obstacles.
As seen in: « Les équipes de recherche pourraient commencer à démanteler le centre commercial Algo d’Elliot Lake par l’extérieur dès mardi après-midi afin de se frayer un chemin vers l’intérieur, a annoncé en matinée le premier ministre de l’Ontario, Dalton McGuinty. »
(Translation: “Search teams could start to dismantle the Algo Mall in Elliot Lake from the outside as of Tuesday afternoon in order to clear a path towards the interior, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced this morning.”)