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For the editor,
These days, when I open my newspaper, I always wonder if this is the last time I will have the chance to read my favorite column or have an article about what is happening in our community. Due to years of government inaction and hostility from major foreign players, Canada’s 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 society. So if these stories go away, so do we.
And that’s the crux of my fear. Canadian storytelling is on the way out 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 has a price: if you do not propose substantive solutions to the crisis in Canadian news, you can forget my vote.
I hope my fellow community members will join me in demanding more from our elected officials.
Bob Bloodsworth, Nanaimo
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