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Sun Media writer to receive Jubilee medal

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QMI AGENCY

KINGSTON, ON -- Paul Schliesmann, a reporter with the Sun Media newspaper the Kingston Whig-Standard, will receive one of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.

The medals are being awarded this year to honour significant contributions to community.

Sen. Hugh Segal, a Kingston native and currently the area’s representative in Parliament’s Upper Chamber, nominated Schliesmann, a St. John’s native who has been with the newspaper for 25 years, for the honour.

“Honest and balanced journalism, where seeking the truth is all that matters, has never mattered more.

That is the kind of journalism Paul Schliesmann has always symbolized,” Segal said. “Writing the truth about hard or unpleasant realities -- from civic finance, complex trials, health services or a family’s brave and inspiring fight against breast cancer -- is the ultimate test of journalism in a free society.”

Schliesmann is currently the Whig’s City Hall writer.

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