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Firing of Canadian news anchor sparks controversy

The firing of Canadian news anchor Lisa LaFlamme from CTV News has sparked controversy online and companies to make statements on aging.

LaFlamme, who was chief news anchor and senior editor for the station, was let go after 35 years at CTV, according to an Aug. 15 release. Prior to serving as an anchor, the 58-year-old was a national affairs correspondent.

At a meeting, Melling allegedly asked who approved the decision to "let Lisa's hair go grey," the publication reported from a senior CTV official who was in the room. According to The Globe and Mail, LaFlamme's hair color was an issue another day on set when Melling said the studio lighting was "taking on a purple hue."

In CTV's year-in-review special, the publication noted the journalist explained that because of the pandemic, she couldn't see her hair colorist and was spraying her roots before going on the air.

“I finally said, ‘Why bother? I’m going gray.’ Honestly, if I had known the lockdown could be so liberating on that front I would have done it a lot sooner," she said.

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No gray hair in Canada or you get fired.

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20 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Firing of Canadian news anchor sparks controversy

The firing of Canadian news anchor Lisa LaFlamme from CTV News has sparked controversy online and companies to make statements on aging.

LaFlamme, who was chief news anchor and senior editor for the station, was let go after 35 years at CTV, according to an Aug. 15 release. Prior to serving as an anchor, the 58-year-old was a national affairs correspondent.

At a meeting, Melling allegedly asked who approved the decision to "let Lisa's hair go grey," the publication reported from a senior CTV official who was in the room. According to The Globe and Mail, LaFlamme's hair color was an issue another day on set when Melling said the studio lighting was "taking on a purple hue."

In CTV's year-in-review special, the publication noted the journalist explained that because of the pandemic, she couldn't see her hair colorist and was spraying her roots before going on the air.

“I finally said, ‘Why bother? I’m going gray.’ Honestly, if I had known the lockdown could be so liberating on that front I would have done it a lot sooner," she said.

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No gray hair in Canada or you get fired.

Glad to see it has given you something else to moan about.  

Hey, what ever happened to that Lucky Dan poll about Liberals vs. Conservatives as to who were happier people?  :lol:

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If none of the viewers complained then her dismissal was clearly a case of "old boy" ageism.   I'm pretty sure most people don't tune into the news to see what the anchor's hair or clothing looks like.

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4 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

If none of the viewers complained then her dismissal was clearly a case of "old boy" ageism.   I'm pretty sure most people don't tune into the news to see what the anchor's hair or clothing looks like.

Sepiatone

Yep.

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