CJPME complaint leads to Toronto Star correction and editor’s note

On January 15, 2024, CJPME learned that the Toronto Star corrected an article and added an editor’s note for clarification following a CJPME complaint. The article was about Canada’s initial silence regarding South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide, which is now in front of the ICJ.

The article included an inaccurate account of Palestinian deaths. To resolve the issue, the Star reframed the paragraph, which now includes information about the deaths of women and children, and added an editor’s note which reads:

This story has been updated to provide more context on the death tolls in the Israel-Hamas war.

CJPME appreciates the Toronto Star’s notable efforts to make clear corrections and clarifications for its readers when appropriate.