“There are crossroads in life where choosing the direction to pursue is critical.”
As in the year gone by, the Alberta Press Council continues to:
- hear and mediate complaints brought against member newspapers,
- defend the established freedoms of the press, and
- protect against limitations on access to public information.
This year the Alberta Press Council received 13 complaints against member newspapers and held one hearing that was brought against a member paper. The result of the decision can be found on the Alberta Press Council website at:
The results of this hearing demonstrates the importance of the organization and confirms the members' commitment to the mandate of the Alberta Press Council. The Council continues to be a healthy, stable and relevant organization. However, this year (2017) we will focus on how best to ensure the continued well-being of the organization.
I would like to thank Colleen Wilson, Executive Director for all her guidance and hard work over the year. I would also like to thank the Sponsoring Members and the Public Members who continue to choose what direction to pursue and ensure the Alberta Press Council remains a healthy organization.
Dr. Maggie Fulford, B.A. B.Sc. O.T. DC.
Chair and Public Member