Do You Mind If I Play Through?

Well known Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder found out the hard way where Canada draws the line. More accurately, where employer Brunswick News butters their toast. Brunswick News is owned by the Irving family, 8th richest Canadian dynasty whose billions are credited to Irving Oil. Their oil, gas, shipping and transportation interests rely heavily on cross border good will.

Canada’s Richest People: The Irving Family

de Adder was “let go”, his contract terminated when social media took flight with this image –

Seems Canadian billionaires are no different than America’s filthy rich. Huffington Post political cartoonist Wes Tyrell tweeted –

Wes Tyrell @tyrell_wes

Whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder’s cartoon and Brunswick News doesn’t matter.
It seems that the Irving’s don’t want to take that chance. So they cut all ties.

An oil company has no business owning newspapers.

Anyway you slice it, this Canadian agrees with growing public sentiment sparked by actors George Takei and Mark Hamill – de Adder’s cartoon is Pulitzer Prise worthy.

5 thoughts on “Do You Mind If I Play Through?

  1. I read about this. Not often you get fired for doing what you’re employed to do. And it packed a real punch. And it’snot as f the Irvings have anythig to fear from TFF, is it?

  2. “…de Adder’s cartoon is Pulitzer Prise worthy.” Amen! Sort of says it all, doesn’t it? It made me sick when I saw it. But the truth hurts! Thanks for the follow, btw. See you around the blogs!

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