It quickly became evident after my second illegal firing by the (Montreal) Gazette in late 1981, that neither future Toronto Star Editor Michael Cooke nor Mel Morris nor the Gazette nor Southam Inc. nor the Brit-dominated power clique at the Toronto Star would be satisfied simply with my departure from the Gazette.
Cooke inspired his co-conspirators both with his false allegations about me as a political hazard and with his false tawdry tales about my personal character to help him destroy my professional career and my livelihood.
The day after my second dismissal, I began calling other Canadian newspapers in quest of a new job. And the response I got was astounding.
I had never before had difficulty finding employment in my chosen profession. Now, suddenly, nobody would even talk to me. read more »