Prose must be attributed, Globe and Mail headline writer asserts on April 25, 2016; meanwhile, plagiarist continues to write


A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College of teachers finds Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct: Former TDSB education director, accused of plagiarism, will now face penalty hearing.”



You can access the April 25, 2016 Globe and Mail article here.

It makes sense that, if a statement is made, the source should be attributed. Otherwise, who knows who said what?

If the source is not attributed, it is plagiarism. At the Globe, it has happened before. What’s to keep it from happening again?

Role dispossession

A previous post about this general topic is entitled:

Role dispossession, occasioned by plagiarism 

 Scams and scamming

The larger topic concerns scams and scamming.


An April 27, 2016 Guardian article is entitled: “Canadian newspaper columnist accused of plagiarism… again.”


My sense is that the bottom line is that the columnist is popular with a significant segment of the newspaper’s readership, who presumably would not care less whether the text is plagiarized or not.


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