On September 11, 2001, several American broadcasters without their own news operations, including C-SPAN , carried the CBC's coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, . In the days after September 11, C-SPAN carried CBC's nightly newscast, The National , anchored by Peter Mansbridge . The quality of this coverage was recognized specifically by the Canadian Journalism Foundation ; editor-in-chief Tony Burman later accepted the Excellence in Journalism Award (2004) – for "rigorous professional practice, accuracy, originality and public accountability" – on behalf of the service.
We continue to hear horror stories of police abusing their powers when dealing with firearm owners, including one incident where a police officer parked outside a gun club and pulled over a member leaving the club for no reason except that there might be firearms in the car (after all it was a GUN club). Our laminated wallet-sized cards declare your right to remain silent and your right to ask for a lawyer when it appears the police are overstepping their authority and questioning you in dubious circumstances. These cards are proving extremely popular (which is a little scary when you think of it). We are only asking for $1 per card to defray the cost of production. If you want cards mailed to you please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request. More info on this is on our website in archived copies of newsletter Vol. 11 #4 and Vol. 12 #1.