The journalist ran the most popular evening news of the past decade for years: she was suddenly fired (and replaced by a 39-year-old woman of Indian and Ugandan descent). And many of her peers and fans believe the real reason is in her age – and in the fact that she has stopped dyeing her hair.
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New York – Elections, wars, natural disasters. journalist Lisa movies Catch up on the top stories of Canadian television’s last years, the most-watched evening news of the past decade – and best according to this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.
however On Monday she was suddenly separated. This news sparked controversy in Canada about sexism and “age discrimination” Discrimination on the basis of agein the media.
LaFlamme wrote the news on Twitter, explaining that CTV News’ company Bell Media decided last June to suspend her contract after 35 years and less than two years after expiration and had been asked to maintain confidentiality for weeks. “I was surprised and still am shocked and saddened by Bell Media’s decision. I’m 58 and thought I still had plenty of time to tell other stories that affect our daily lives. Even if I’m broke about leaving CTV National News in a way I didn’t choose, you know that Journalism has been the greatest honor of my life for you and I thank you for always being there.”
Grid replied that it is one ‘Business decision’, in line with changes in general habits.
political reporter Omar Sachedina, 39, is of Indian and Ugandan descent – Communities underrepresented in Canadian media – Take charge of LaFlamme.
But among colleagues and the public, when examining the reasons that may have led to this decision, including the struggle over resources to be used to cover the war in Ukraine, Many believe that the real reason for the separation is LaFlamme’s white hair.
The reporter may make headlines when In 2020 stop using it. He explained in an interview that it happened during the pandemic. Unable to go to the hairdresser, she was tired of doing it alone every day before it went on air. “In the end I said, ‘But why should I worry?’ Honestly, if I had known the experience would be so liberating, I would have done it sooner.”
According to the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, Michael Melling didn’t like the new stylethe CEO of CTV News, who allegedly asked her who gave her permission.
Instead, many Canadians have celebrated his choice of films on social media and are now protesting his dismissal, remembering that his predecessor Lloyd Robertson retired at 77, not 58 And the suggestion that expelling her in this way sends a larger negative message to all women: they can’t be themselves.
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