Saturday, 6 October 2007

Herb Gray lives

The correction in the Ottawa Sun is short and very sweet to the ears of Herb Gray - he is not dead.

Reminiscent of the widely publicized premature obit for Bob Hope in 1988 - five years before he died - a Friday report in the Ottawa Sun said the longtime Canadian parliamentarian was dead.

Today's correction reads:

"A column in Friday's Sun incorrectly reported longtime parliamentarian Herb Gray is dead. In fact, he is not. The Sun apologizes to Mr. Gray, who continues to work as the Canadian Chair of the International Joint Commission of Canada and United States, dealing with transboundary water and air issues.

Gray, 76, represented the federal riding of Windsor West from June 1962 to January of 2002 - 39 years, six months and 26 days.

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