Next time I give soldiers a lecture on censorship and propaganda and I talk about "listening for what you don't hear," I'll use the examples of the seven US diplomats in the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 1980, the Melissa Fung kidnapping and this. The fact that almost no coverage of this very important story appeared in the Canadian media in the past four weeks does not mean that nothing was going on.
Bob Fowler knows every major Canadian secret of the last twenty years. He was a valuable commodity for anyone who knew it. The fact that he was freed in Mali and didn't turn up dead in Lebanon or Egypt suggests those secrets are still safe.
Good work, folks.