Here is a petition that could mean a lot to the honesty of new media, the video is tongue in cheek humor but the message is important. I signed it:
Stop Harper’s takeover of our CBC
In most free and democratic countries, journalists hold governments accountable.
Stephen Harper is trying to put an end to that.
Check out this new video and sign the petition to Free the CBC from political interference.
When Bill C-60, Harper’s Budget Implementation legislation becomes law, Harper will exercise control over the wages and working conditions of all CBC employees, including all those who produce news and current affairs programs.
This will give Stephen Harper unprecedented power to undermine the CBC’s editorial independence and turn our national public broadcaster into a government propaganda machine – a state broadcaster!
Today is a pivotal moment in our campaign to Free the CBC from political interference.
More than a quarter of a million Canadians have already joined the Free the CBC campaign. But, to hold Harper’s Conservatives accountable for their agenda to destroy public broadcasting in Canada – by holding their feet to the fire – we must grow much bigger.
That is why it is so important that you share this campaign with your family and friends after you sign the petition.
Please sign up to Free the CBC!
Natasha Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
P. S. – By trying to silence the CBC and intimidate other journalists, Harper is acting like the leaders of China, Russia, or Cuba. Together, we can stop him. Please take action now!