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Great Canadian Debates: Should the government act to save journalism?
Tue, 6 June 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Does the government need to act to save journalism in Canada?
John Honderich and Andrew Coyne will hash out that question in another entry into the Great Canadian Debates, happening on June 6, 2017.
Few can dispute that journalism in Canada has been completely disrupted by technological change and market trends. Financial losses by newspapers and broadcasters, and newsroom layoffs are constantly in the headlines. Some would argue that because robust news media are vital to Canadian democracy, and because the future of the Fourth Estate is so clearly in doubt, that government must move to support journalism financially and through other means. Others would argue that much of the misfortune felt by news outlets today is self-inflicted, and government support would be a death blow to an independent press. Who’s right, does the government need to act to save journalism in Canada?
Honderich, a former publisher of the Toronto Star, will argue in favour of the motion “The government must act to save journalism in Canada". Coyne, a columnist with Postmedia, will argue against.
When: June 6, 2017 at 7pm
Where: Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, ON
As an added bonus, all attendees of the debates will have access to the Special Exhibition: Vimy – Beyond the Battle after the debate finishes, between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Click here for more information on this special exhibit.
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Yes. To encourage youth engagement in the debates, MLI offers 30 free student tickets for each event. Once the free tickets are taken, student tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $15 each online, or $20 at the door. To receive the free tickets or discount, valid student ID must be presented at registration.
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Is there an ATM on site?
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