Local Media Matters
Political party leadership campaigns, federal, provincial, and municipal elections are vital moments in our democracy.
But democracy is fragile, especially local media that provide the information Canadians need to participate.
Explore the state of local media in the links below.
Join the conversation at #LocalMediaMatters
Jun 12, 2017 — Opinion Poll
Public opinion research shows that the majority of Canadians care or somewhat care about the decline in the ranks of journalists in Canada, and want the government to take action on the issue.
Jan 27, 2017 — Ad Campaign
FRIENDS is promoting a ‘big idea’ to support Canadian media and the journalists, creators and entertainers they employ – and deliver huge tax savings to Ottawa at the same time. It’s all about closing a gaping tax loophole in order to give our advertisers an incentive to spend their money in Canada.
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Jan 23, 2017 — Policy Options
Newsrooms outside the big cities are closing, and with them goes the critical information citizens require for everyday life.