Complaint Type – Opinion

Opinion and editorial writers are allowed to use strong language and express unpopular views. The NNC will only consider a complaint where the opinion includes factual error or ‘crosses the line’ in language. Letters to the editor are not generally considered. Newspapers have the right to edit them for length, clarity, legal or other reasons, or may chose not to publish it at all. A complaint may be considered if an edit changes the meaning of a letter to the editor.