Is making money helping others wrong?
Kelly McParland says The Toronto Star is quite ready to turn its own employees into victims while it makes money posing as an organization that cares about them.
Having worked there for a short time I understand that its obsessive search for victims and automatic alignment with any left-wing crank out there is as much a business model – a search for profits – as it is adherence to the famous Atkinson principles of which it boasts.
You think the Star sympathizes with struggling salaried workers? Try being on the other side when it negotiates a contract, lays off staff or tries to squeeze senior people into quitting so it can replace them with cheaper youngsters.
Here's where Kelly goes wrong. If the paper can't make a profit it can't defend victims. So the employees have to bite the bullet. The same would be true for a charity. It makes sense to me.