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Canadian content is more than just content. It’s our perspective, our values, our voices. And we know it’s world class. But it’s under threat. With decades of budget cuts to our public broadcaster, foreign streaming platforms getting a free ride, and theft of our news by global tech giants, Canadians want to know: when will Ottawa stand up for our own stories? It’s time to ensure that all who benefit from Canada’s creators, culture and public affairs programming also contribute to its success. Because if our stories disappear, so do we.
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We can make sure CBC/Radio-Canada is truly public, with fewer ads, more news, and more independence.
We can level the playing field so more money flows back into Canada to invest in our great Canadian stories.
We need credible Canadian journalism. Democracy depends on it. We can protect it.
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Hate, death threats, and violence have no place in traditional or social media.
FRIENDS is a non-partisan people-powered movement that stands up for Canadian voices, in public broadcasting, news media and culture. A strong CBC, fearless journalism, and our shared story make us who we are. But if our stories disappear, so do we. That’s why FRIENDS conducts leading-edge policy and opinion research on issues affecting Canadian culture and media, and works tirelessly so that Ottawa understands that millions of Canadians demand our government restores our public broadcaster, defends Canadian journalism, and supports great Canadian stories on air and online. FRIENDS is a not-for-profit organization that is not funded by government money or donations from political parties or entities regulated by the Canadian Radio- Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
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