Because much online material remains accessible indefinitely, we receive requests to remove stories by audience members who are either principals in stories, or are affected by them.
We generally do not agree to requests to remove published material from our web pages.
Our published content is a matter of public record. To change the content of previously published material alters that record. Altering the record could undermine our credibility and the public's trust in our journalism.
There can be exceptions to this position -- where there are legal or personal safety considerations to the person named.
Requests to remove published material should be referred to the corresponding news area.
CBC News can update a story when new information becomes available. If you have new information about an existing story published on CBC.ca, you can send it, along with the appropriate URL, to the news desk that published the original story or CBC National Client Services.