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Letter to Premier of Ontario re: TVOntario

Letter to Premier of Ontario re: TVOntario

May 14th, 2004

FRIENDS calls on Government of Ontario to respect views of 76% of Ontarians, not sell TVOntario to a private broadcaster.

The Hon. Dalton McGuinty

Province of Ontario
Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A1

Dear Dalton:

In advance of your government’s first Budget, I write on behalf of Friends’ Steering Committee to urge your government to maintain TVOntario as Ontario’s educational public broadcaster.

TVOntario is an important component of Ontario’s educational strategy. Two-thirds of its programs are directed towards children and youth in the K-to-12 system. Its contribution to adult education, including civic education, is outstanding and strongly appreciated by a wide cross-section of the population.

As evidence of this appreciation, we have commissioned a public opinion survey from Ipsos-Reid which measured the views of a representative crosssection of Ontarians last week. I’m attaching a copy. Please note that 76% of Ontarians oppose selling TVOntario to a private broadcaster.

Ontarians believe that TVOntario is a jewel in our education system. We urge you to use your influence to preserve and strengthen its service to the people of Ontario.


Ian Morrison

cc: Hon. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance

Related Documents

May 14, 2004 - Opinion Poll: Ontarians want their TVOntario to remain public
Ipsos-Reid poll commissioned by FRIENDS shows a strong majority of Ontarians say that they want TVOntario to remain in public hands.

May 14, 2004 - Press Release: Ontarians Say Don’t Sell TVO
A strong majority of Ontario residents want TVO to remain in public hands, according to a new opinion survey commissioned by FRIENDS.

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