Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vancouver Sun cartoonist Roy Peterson dropped as 'too expensive'

After 47 years of brilliant editorial cartooning, Roy Peterson has been dropped by the Vancouver Sun.

“They told me they couldn’t afford me,” Peterson told The Tyee. “They gave me three months’ notice.” Having worked contractually for the Sun, Peterson has no pension or other benefits.

“They ran a story in the Saturday Sun ,” Peterson said. “But it didn’t say I’d been fired.” The Sun also declined to run his farewell cartoon.

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