“Fox News North” (ie Canada) Will Not Be Funded By Cable Fees
“Fox News North” chances of becoming a reality are looking slim after a bid for forced access to cable fees was dropped — thanks in large part to an out pour of complaints, letters and petitions throughout Canada and the United States.
Just a few months ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper started pushing Fox News North, or Sun TV News — similar to the kind of hate-filled media Fox News displays — to be funded with money from Canadian citizens’ cable TV fees. Canadians would most likely not be interested enough in the channel to fund the programming, which is the primary reason Sun TV sought such funding in the first place. Now that the network is feeling the pressure of the several thousand opponents, this dropped bid could ultimately end their attempt to put Fox News on Canadian airwaves.
In just two months, the Care2 petition to keep hate media out of Canada gathered more than 8,500 signatures — thank you to all who signed. Avaaz.org also set up a campaign that played a major role in stomping out the use of cable fees for funding Fox News North.
Congratulations to all who took a stand against Fox News North, you’re actions are not going unnoticed!