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Foreign media ownership a public concern, says poll


VANCOUVER – With a federal by-election in Vancouver-Quadra just over a week away, candidates should be aware of high voter concern about foreign ownership of the media, say two unions and the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. The three organizations says the results of a Harris-Decima poll show a solid majority of Canadians, and even more British Columbians, oppose increased foreign ownership of media and telecom companies. ACTRA, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released the survey results Friday at a Vancouver- Quadra candidates’ debate that they sponsored. The by-election will be held March...