The chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) resigned yesterday (21SEP06) after shocking the public with bizarre diatribes on bestiality and bowel movements. GUY FOURNIER, 75, stunned Canada's Lebanese community when he reportedly claimed in a French-language magazine that Lebanese men were known to enjoy sex with female animals. And in May (06), during a CBC weekend interview, he spoke at length about his enthusiasm for defecation. Canada's heritage minister BEVERLEY ODA said yesterday (21SEP06), "He has increasingly lost the confidence of Canada's new government. "I inform this House that I have received the voluntary resignation of Mr Fournier effective today."
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.