David Radler was named interim publisher of the Victoria Times-Colonist last week.
The last time Radler was making headlines, in 2007, he was testifying against his friend and former business partner of 30 years, Conrad Black; together, the pair had run Hollinger, the newspaper group. Radler, the prosecution’s chief witness against Black, served 10 months in a Canadian jail for mail fraud. Black served 42 months in a Florida prison on fraud and obstruction charges. Radler, who lives in Vancouver, runs the Alberta Newspaper Group, a subsidiary of Glacier Media, which bought the Times-Colonist in 2011.