We Vote CBC in Ottawa West-Nepean!
CBC supporters gathered at the Time Out Bar and Grill to view Justin Trudeau in conversation with Don Newman about the Liberal Party’s vision for the CBC. FRIENDS invited local representatives of all of the political parties to attend the event. Antia Vandenbeld, the Liberal candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean, was the only one to accept.
A group of local voters in Ottawa West-Nepean is working to make the survival of the CBC an issue in the upcoming federal election.
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Ottawa – Supporters of the CBC launched a lawn sign campaign this weekend in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.
The We Vote CBC! campaign aim is to put voters’ support for the national public broadcaster on prominent display for local federal candidates to see during the lead up to the next federal election, scheduled for October 19, 2015.
“It won’t be just tulips popping up this spring. We want the next MP for Ottawa West-Nepean to be a champion of the CBC rather than someone who will tear it down,” said campaign spokesperson Jim Thompson.
Supporters of the We Vote CBC! campaign were out in force this weekend filling requests for We Vote CBC! lawn signs throughout the riding. The campaign is active in Ottawa West-Nepean because the riding is too close to say which party will win.
“Support for the CBC is an important local issue here and the candidate who offers the best platform to support and nurture the CBC will be noticed by voters here,” Thompson said.
Anyone can place an order for a lawn sign by visiting www.WeVoteCBC.ca/Ottawa-West-Nepean.
For information: Jim Thompson 613-447-9592
Supporters in Ottawa gather to watch the first Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Leaders Series interview about the CBC with Thomas Mulcair
Residents of the Ottawa West Nepean federal riding launched their We Vote CBC campaign on September 18, 2014. The public was invited to join in “The Road to 2015″ – a continuing series of community, political and social events intended to raise the structural and funding issues of the CBC as an election issue in the upcoming federal election.
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