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Volume 25 No. 152
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Ottawa Citizen Won't Remove Uber Video Despite Legal Notice

The Ottawa Citizen yesterday said that it has "no intention of taking down" the Uber video of several Senators players being critical of their coaching staff, despite a "legal notice insisting leaving it online violates provincial privacy laws," according to Michelle McQuigge of the CP. The newspaper "flatly rejected the legal notice" from the team, saying that the video shot "surreptitiously by an Uber driver was circulating on social media when the paper decided to report on it." Editor-in-Chief Michelle Richardson also "countered allegations" that the footage of players "badmouthing the club and a member of its coaching staff violated their privacy under provincial law and did not contain information of public interest." The video has been "pulled from YouTube on the grounds that it was shot in secret" (CP, 11/7).