Here is a column from Matt Gurney at the National Post posted Janauary 27th plagiarizing this post from the 26th where I drew attention to the inconsistency of Toronto Hydro claiming that it fails to achieve regulated reliability requirements while awarding its CEO Anthony Haines with fat bonuses. Perhaps Gurney was actually plagiarizing John Spears at the Toronto Star, whose article here also plagiarized this website.
Here is a news report from Jonathon Jenkins at the Toronto Sun posted on January 26th plagiarizing this post from the 25th where I drew attention to the coming ratepayer hit for $1.27 million when Toronto Hydro’s board of directors finally wakes up and fires rogue CEO Anthony Haines. A mitigating consideration however is that Jenkins’ recent news report on ratepayer-funded luxury automobiles at the utility did acknowledge my research as reflected in my post of the 25th.
Some of my former students at the University of Toronto will know how I feel about plagiarism. I took an unusually high ratio of students through the full process of academic discipline for failure to uphold the standards of honesty — an enforcement measure I feel is too rare in the department I was teaching in.
While I am heartened that the Toronto Star, National Post, and Toronto Sun consider the work presented here as worthy of attention, I am disappointed that these news organizations do not recognize the legitimacy of my work and my intellectual property by acknowledging their source. I would welcome any serious comments, and particularly invite the journalists mentioned above.