MS procedure mislabelled by Canadian media outlets

News outlets including CBC radio and TV, Postmedia (Vancouver Sun, The Province, Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen and the National Post) use the adjective “controversial” when reporting on venoplasty procedure/treatment for treating Multiple Sclerosis.

Please explain what controversy exists.

Who has identified it as controversial? Where did reporters or re-write editors get this word from?

Is this use deliberate?

Ask the 10,000 people who in the past 30 months have had this procedure. Ask them if it is controversial.

Please justify your use of the word, or just stop using it.


Dick Barnes

Adams Lake