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Old 03-28-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
Starlah
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Arrow Canadians Please Sign Petition To Save The CBC

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government are denying the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation a loan to cover their shortfalls yet the government is willing to use bailout money for private media operations like Canwest and CTV.
Please sign the petition on the Avaaz.org site to save the CBC...
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http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_cbc/98.php

Dear friends,

Canadaís media networks have all been slammed by the recession. But the government is reportedly considering bailouts for its friends at private companies CTV and CanWest, while forcing the CBC to drastically cut 800 staff and programming.

Our CBC is a national treasure, and a pillar of public−interest journalism in a country whose media is owned by a few large firms. We wonít hear an outcry from their media outlets, and the CBC is too principled to use its megaphone to make the case for itself. We are the only voice the CBC has.

We urgently need a massive public outcry to Save the CBC...please click the link below to sign the Petition,

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_cbc/98.php

The petition will be delivered directly to the government, through Parliament, ads, and stunts such as an airplane pulling a giant Save the CBC banner over Ottawa. In each case the number of signatures on the petition will be crucial to the effectiveness of the campaign, so letís get as many people as possible to sign.

The CBC is facing a budget shortfall that amounts to just $6 per Canadian, but its request to the government for a bridging loan to cover this was denied. The deep cuts the CBC is making will damage the organization across the board, and they will not be the last. If we donít stand up for the CBC now, it stands to die a death by a thousand cuts. Harperís minority government is politically vulnerable Ė public outrage could turn the government around on this, but it has to happen now. Let's move quickly.

With hope,

Ricken, Lisa−Marie, Laryn and the whole Avaaz Canada team.

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