Rogers apologizes for Maclean’s cover story

In response to the controversial Maclean’s
cover story about Quebec, Brian Segal, president of Rogers Publishing,
says the company “sincerely regret[s] any offence that the cover may
have caused.”

A Rogers press release quotes Segal as saying:

“The cover of this issue and the feature story clearly offended some readers, and this has been the subject of much debate. As a company we own a broad range of media properties across the country and editorial independence is an important cornerstone of our management philosophy. While challenging at times, this means we do not interfere with the editorial direction or content of our media properties in any way.

“On behalf of the company, we sincerely regret any offence that the cover may have caused. We value all of our customers and their perspective. Quebec is an important market for the company and we look forward to participating in the dynamic growth of the province and its citizens.”