Former Ontario Press Council executive director passes away

A message from John Fraser, President and CEO, National NewsMedia Council of Canada:

On behalf of the National NewsMedia Council, we were saddened to hear of Don McCurdy’s death today.

Don was the last executive director of the Ontario Press Council and it was his initial push to create a litigious-free national news media dispute resolution organization that ultimately led to the creation to the NNC. On a personal level, I will always be grateful for his generosity and loyalty during the transition period and then his continued support of the new organization right up to his death. The Canadian news media has lost a good friend.