TORONTO (NP) 25 March 2011 – After an open letter to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper expressing concern that his unreasonable demands for payment had placed the paper in financial difficulty, writer Nino Ricci has been assured that the paper is alive and well.
“The best part is they’re still going to pay me. . . . I can’t wait to tell my children.”
“I’m sorry we’ve put you through this,” responded editor-in-chief John Stackhouse in the face of Ricci’s contrition, and added, “other writers have suffered the same,” suggesting that Ricci has not been alone in experiencing guilt for a relentless pursuit of payment.
Ricci, for his part, was greatly relieved to learn that his actions had not placed the paper in peril. “And the best part is they’re still going to pay me. The cheque is in the mail, they said. I can’t wait to tell my children.”