See Zoe Whittall’s blog at quillandquire.com for more response on Ricci’s C-32 Op-ed.
Industry Minister Tony Clement has publicly denounced Nino Ricci’s Globe editorial on C-32 in a tweet to his 6027 followers, calling Ricci’s views “fiction” and asserting “Fair dealing is never an unfettered rt to copy!”
The tweet does not indicate what portion of Ricci’s article Mr. Clement found fictitious, or indeed that he actually read the editorial.
The backlash continues against Ricci’s comments on C-32. To see more thrilling attacks on Ricci’s intelligence and character, visit theglobeandmail.com’s Commentary hub.
The response from Ricci (now in hiding somewhere along the American border): “I am heartened by the vigour of the response to my article. My favourite response, both for its succinctness and its wit, is from Mike Boos. ‘Nino Ricci is a two-time winner of the Governor-General’s Award for fiction. Looks like he’s trying to win a third award for fiction with this piece.’ I hope Mr. Boos is meaning to imply that whatever the shortcomings of my piece in terms of its understanding of the issues, it is at least well-written.”