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For the publisher,
These days when I open my journal I always wonder if this is the last time I can read my favorite column or get a story about what’s going on in our community. Due to years of government inaction and hostility from major foreign players, the Canadian news industry is dying.
Here’s the thing, though: Canadian storytelling matters. Whether it’s on screens or in our newspapers, whether it’s a new initiative to support local businesses or a new after-school program – our stories tell us who we are as a company. So if these stories go away, so do we.
And that’s the crux of my fear. The Canadian storytelling is disappearing and the government is simply sitting idly by.
An election will be called any day now. I want our candidates to know that my vote comes at a price: if you don’t offer substantive solutions to Canada’s information crisis, you can forget my vote.
I hope that my colleagues in the community will join me in demanding more from our elected officials.
Bob Bloodsworth, Nanaimo
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