You might have heard my interview with Jesse Brown on Canadaland (if you haven't click here!). It was quite the conversation. We don't agree on everything, Jesse and I, but I think we clearly agree that Canadian media is not delivering enough for our country.
I went on the show because I wanted to share a pretty simple message. FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has been around for almost four decades. That's 35 years of citizens coming together to fight for our core values: integrity, independence, cultural sovereignty, and democracy. But those values are under threat, as our domestic media struggles to survive while lawless platforms like Facebook and YouTube pump hate and lies on our screens on a massive scale, and with total impunity.
Of any institution in the country, the CBC is best-positioned to tell Canadian stories and bring us much-needed local news, especially in the growing number of markets where the local newspaper is either dead or on life-support.
We're just a group of concerned citizens. We don't take a penny from government or corporations and we don't represent media workers. We represent the public interest, in every sense. If Canadians don't stand up for our cherished CBC, we will never achieve the new deal for CBC that will allow it to serve us into the next century. So please, tell the CRTC what CBC means to you .