Bob Hughes's career with The Regina Leader-Post began in 1962 as a copy boy. He has worked in both news and sports as a writer and columnist. He has also held a number of management positions with the paper. He was Editor-In-Chief during the dark days when Conrad Black owned all four daily papers in Saskatchewan. During those years, the Leader-Post went out of its way to condemn the Roy Romanow government on a daily basis. Fortunately, the New Democrats long outlived Conrad Black. When Black sold the Leader-Post, Hughes was 'fixed up' by becoming an honorary editor with his own column. He technically retired but continued writing a twice-weekly freelance column. He had two topics that ran over and over like a skipping vinyl record: -Daylight Savings Time
and anything to attack the NDP
. In February of this year, Mr. Hughes was charged with impaired driving - a topic he wrote about in his column - 'I drank, I drove, I got caught' Feb 19, 2008
I won't miss him. His attempts to denigrate Roy Romanow and praise of Grand Devine and Brad Wall were sickening. If ever there was a right wing-nut in Saskatchewan, it was Bob Hughes. In fact, Bob, for those hard working, law abiding people who live in this province and support the New Democrats, your ongoing attacks on us with your acidic, venomous political nastiness will long be remembered ... good riddance.Bob Hughes last columnPhoto courtesy Regina Leader-Post.