Skip to main content

Krista Erickson quit her slot on the Sun News Network’s ‘flagship daytime show’ Canada Live late last week and moved to London, sources confirmed.

Sun News Network may soon find itself in every household in Canada, but it will be without one of its most controversial personalities.

Krista Erickson quit her slot on the news network's "flagship daytime show" Canada Live late last week and moved to London, sources confirmed. The Gemini-nominated journalist is probably best known for her 2011 interview of Canadian dancer Margie Gillis, in which she mocked and insulted the artist as she questioned her about public funding for the arts.

The interview led to more than 6,000 complaints to the ethics council that governs broadcasters, so many that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council had to ask viewers to stop sending complaints while it investigated the segment. It ruled Ms. Erickson hadn't done anything wrong, however, arguing it was her right to ask questions in any manner she pleased.

Story continues below advertisement

Ms. Erickson moved to Sun News from the CBC, and was one of its most prominent names when it launched in 2011. On the day Sun Media went live, she was featured as a Sunshine Girl in the chain's newspapers. Sun Media has not said how it will fill the slot.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Tickers mentioned in this story
Unchecking box will stop auto data updates
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter