Oct 22, 2009
RTNDA members believe local news is critically important to Canadians. Local news has intrinsic value beyond what it may generate in terms of revenue. Local news is about telling Canadians what is going on in their community.
While there are various and emerging methods of delivering news, no one can dispute that local television remains one of the most influential. We believe that it is worth preserving, particularly in smaller and medium sized communities where fewer alternatives exist. RTNDA urges all stakeholders to recognize the importance of local television and we call on the CRTC and the federal government to find ways to ensure that this critical voice for Canadians remains strong and clear.