So far, from the poll...it seems more people couldn't be bothered than contacted their MP.
The rest of you think politicians wont listen to your concerns? Really? Well you are probably right!
But if we are silent, then don't complain when they spend our tax money on propping up these monopolies.
You all know how politics work; they try $150 Million first. If the outcry from the public is manageable then they will send more money...much more.
If they want to support Canadian program content...who commissions the most Canadian content?..THE CBC! so why are they taking the knife to the CBC?
Anyway I have made it really easy for you:
Click Here http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC
...and put in your post code
Click on your MP's e-mail address. Write your concerns about the governments plan to pay out millions to the big media companies. Make sure you put your correct name down and ask for a reply.
There is no step three! It's that easy.
I know most of you are bored with this subject. But this is incredibly important. A democracy works if there is a free press. We have had a media shackled by the views of a family or corporation, now it will get even get worse if the government decides who should survive and who should not.
Lets make our voice heard.
I will be working on my big post comparing buying v renting. You may be surprised by the results. I will need some encouragement to crunch the numbers. If you e-mail your MP, tell me in the comments section and I will get this post out quicker.
BTW $150 Million = 2000 low income housing units = 4000 folks off the streets.