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didn't think Mark Bonokoski would be idle for long after being ousted
from Sun Media in July after an award-winning run since 1974.
As the Toronto Star announced Friday: In other staffing
changes at Queen’s Park, Tory Leader Tim Hudak has named legendary
former Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski to be his director of
The seasoned journalist in 2000 made an
unsuccessful bid for the Canadian Alliance nomination in the federal
riding of Nepean-Carleton, but was seen as too moderate by right-wing
Reformers in the local association.
TSF agrees with the
"legendary" part and he is the right man for the job. Our only hope is
Mark will continue to pen the occasional, non-political Bono whimsy on
BTW: Perhaps the Star beat the Conservatives to the punch in announcing Bonokoski's appointment. We couldn't find a press release from Hudak's office anywhere online into early Saturday.
It was Tweeted, but no official press release that we could find.
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