Cuts to OMNI Outrage Community Groups & Politicians

Here is what people are saying:

Rogers decision to cut OMNI News across the country has outraged community groups and politicians across all levels of government.

Rogers has walked away from its responsibilities to the multi-ethnic communities by eliminating all local multicultural news and diversity programs.

Local Multicultural news connects us to our communities, it links generations and provides access to essential information for citizens to participate fully in their communities and our Canadian democracy society.

The CRTC must mandate Rogers to fulfill their obligations to the multicultural communities and bring back local multicultural news to the standard that was in place when Roger’s obtained the original licenses.

Contact the CRTC Directly Here

Others agree that Rogers should do more, here is what they have to say:

York South – Weston, Liberal MPP  Former Anchor on OMNI’s Italian Edition, statement in the Ontario Legislative Assembly, May 11

York South – Weston NDP MP, Mike Sullivan letter to the CRTC, May 14th

Newton – North Delta NDP MP, Jinny Sims quotes in CANINDIAN, May 15

Canadian Punjabi Advocacy Committee letter of complaint Re OMNI TV News May 20

Group of Concerned Toronto Area Italians letter to the CRTC, May 22

Unifor’s Media Director, Howard Law’s letter of Complaint to the CRTC, May 29

Vaughan Conservative MP, Julian Fantino, May 29th, 2015 Statement

Unifor 723M CRTC Complaint – media release, June 8

Unifor Local 723M, detailed CRTC Complaint, June 8

Canadian Punjabi Advocacy Committee letter of complaint to the CRTC, June 8

Letter from Ontario Minister Chan to Chair Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, June 15

Rogers executives get call to appear in front of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Heritage on June 17th

Public Interest Advocacy Centre, support for Unifor 723M Complaint, June 19

Globe & Mail Article: Tonight on Omni: The Fun Time Harper Variety Hour!, June 20


For more information on Canada’s Ethnic Communities efforts to get Rogers to bring back OMNI news follow the Facebook Site: No OMNI News Is Bad News