Dalhousie 'Gentlemen's Club' and why we're withholding names
We've made the decision not to report their names, for now
CBC News is aware of at least a dozen members of the so-called Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen's club.
We've made the decision not to report their names, for now.
Clearly, given the seriousness of the behaviour in question, this might seem like a debatable decision.
It wasn't taken lightly.
Among our reasons:
First, while we know names, we don't know the full extent of each member's involvement in the group, or which ones were knowing participants in its discussions and activities. This isn't clear from the material in our possession.
And we know that naming names could have serious implications for the personal and professional futures of the people involved. It's not a decision to be taken lightly or on incomplete evidence.
Second, CBC News doesn't want to influence the current investigation at Dalhousie University, which is in possession of this same information and is the proper authority to determine responsibility.
Nancy Waugh is the executive producer for news at CBC Nova Scotia.