“CTV would like to clarify …”

.. but not what you might expect:

Attention Political/Entertainment Editors:
Statement from Robert Hurst, President of CTV News and Current Affairs, CTV Inc.
TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ – Peter Kent, Conservative Candidate for the
Thornhill, Ontario riding and former journalist has produced a video which
includes appearances by notable Canadian journalists including Pamela Wallin and CTV News’ Lloyd Robertson. These taped appearances by Ms. Wallin and Mr. Robertson were made over two years ago for a broadcast industry event.
CTV would like to clarify that neither Ms. Wallin, Mr. Robertson nor CTV
News have in any way publicly endorsed Mr. Kent, the Conservative Party of
Canada or any other political party or candidate.

Robert Hurst
President of CTV News and Current Affairs, CTV Inc.

UPDATE: Note to Peter Kent: This is also probably not terribly helpful to your party’s campaign, although on the plus side, at least you waited until the long weekend before the election to air your musings on public health care. On the plus side – from your perspective, at least – your leader has begun the BunkerHunker phase of the campaign, so he won’t have to answer annoying questions about whether he shares your views, and if so, why he went after Jack Layton for using the very same private clinic.

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