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What's Going On with these lawn signs in Dundas and Ancaster?

Published by
Dundas Star News
on
June 6th, 2019

Signs popping up across the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas federal riding are part of FRIENDS' 'We Choose Canada' campaign in support of public broadcasting and local media across the country.

Signs may pop up across the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas federal riding as part of a campaign in support of public broadcasting and local media across the country.

The local riding is one of 25 across Canada with close races anticipated in the next federal election, as well as sufficient membership in Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, chosen for the campaign.

Dundas resident Bob James said American companies like Google and Facebook get more money out of the Canadian public purse than CBC, and many countries provide more funding to public broadcasting than Canada does.

James and others launching the campaign said the impact is felt by all media across Canada, an issue they want to bring to the attention of local candidates.

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Organizers are looking for residents to help distribute signs, display signs on their property and sign a petition.

“It makes people aware of the importance of the public broadcaster on democracy,” said Grant Ranalli, also a big supporter of a CBC radio station coming to Hamilton.

Bob Crockford said it’s important to build awareness.

“It’s a consciousness-raising effort,” Crockford said.

Community meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in Dundas at Shed Brewery and Tuesday, June 25 in Ancaster at the Coach & Lantern.

For more information visit https://wechoose.ca/

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