Sunday, November 26, 2006

Montague : The MacTavish Controversy

TDPC's roving reporter has sent in dispatches from the library in the form of the back issue of Smiths Falls This Week containing the interview with John MacTavish. Commenters had suggested that Mr. MacTavish may have been untruthful in this interview.

After reviewing the material, I can report that in fact there was no statement concerning Mr. MacTavish's success or otherwise in business. The statement in the article comes from the reporter, not Mr. MacTavish and it simply says:

After operating a roofing business for 33 years, MacTavish's three sons will soon take over.

There is no lie here; the commenters suggesting that Mr. MacTavish lied to the reporter are mistaken.