Randy Kitt, Unifor’s Director of Media appeared in front of the Heritage Committee and told the committee that C-11 must include an amendment to provide sustaining support for local news. Please click here to send a message to the committee that local news must be a priority. Unifor’s submission can be found here.
The Liberals have done it! They’ve introduced Bill C-11 to modernize the Broadcasting Act. Unifor is ready for the bill’s move to committee where we will be asking for a specific amendment to mandate the CRTC to fund local news. Click here for more information and Unifor’s position on C-11. And to send a message to have all levels of government support our amendment click here.
A Platform Bill, to compensate publishers for online content, is in the works and will likely be based on the ‘Australian Model’ Click here for Unifor’s position on the upcoming Platform Bill.