If I write a column on something reported on by, say, the Globe and Mail some three months earlier, does that qualify as a scoop too?
From the G&M September 6, 2006:
Mr. Dion was the second of four boys and a girl who grew up in Sillery, a leafy, affluent suburb, though acquaintances note that the book-filled family home was a relatively modest one.
Mr. Dion's mother, Denyse, was a real-estate agent. Born in Paris, she gave her children their dual citizenship; Léon Dion would joke he was the only one in the household to be solely Canadian.
(Mr. Dion does not have a French passport and has not voted in a French election, his staff says.)
"As far as I remember, I have always had a rather willful temperament," Mr. Dion once said in a speech.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006