Record attendance makes Community Newspaper Lobby Day a success
On November 1, members of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA) gathered in Ottawa to take part in a historic lobby day with record attendance. CCNA board memebrs and regional staff met with over 80 Members of Parliament to discuss a full range of issues affecting the industry including government advertising, freedom of information, Canada Post, the Canada Periodical Fund, readership research, copyright and more.
Following the lobby day meetings, CCNA hosted a reception for ministers and staff which was attended by leader of opposition Nycole Turmel, Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews and other prominent government figures.
"This event was our most successful lobby day ever and was an important step in fostering relationships between community newspapers and our new government," said CCNA president Paul MacNeil. "The association hopes to build on the success on this lobby day as we go forward with our government efforts."
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John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer