The New VI sacks political discourse

On July 7, the New VI sacked all of its political commentators – Moe Sihota, Pia Shandel, Norman Spector, Briony Penn – in a mass layoff of 28 people.

In the corporate interests of reducing costs and increasing viewership, the outcome will probably mean more movies, more US series, smut and reality shit.

Definitely means a reduction in the political and civil dialogue in British Columbia.

And a betrayal of the promise they made to represent Vancouver Island communities and voices when they persuaded the CRTC to grant them a license.

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