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Watchdog Friends calls for emergency media fund

Briefs | 04/06/2020 2:43 pm EDT
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting executive director Daniel Bernhard speaks to parliamentarians about reviewing tax on ads on foreign platforms on April 24, 2018./ Photo via Sam Garcia.

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has urged the federal government to help prominent media outlets facing “imminent failure” due to falling revenues driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing to a survey that shows a majority of Canadians somewhat support treating media collapses as an emergency and funding struggling outlets.

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