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Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

News | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST
Executive director of the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations Catherine Edwards speaks to the Heritage committee on Feb. 16, 2022./ image via ParlVu

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying “democracy dies in the dark without reliable and accurate local news and information”, while Quebecor Inc.’s CEO is saying the CRTC has to loosen its regulatory burdens on Canadian companies if it wants to preserve local news.

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