May 20, 2009
CATA Supports Local Television; calls for "Virtual Mobilization on Second Life"!
Ottawa, May 20, 2009 -- The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has joined the call of Ottawa TV station CTV, to support local TV across Canada by calling for a review of its regulatory funding regime.
"If we cut local community roots, we lose something invaluable as a nation. Media coverage is hugely important in establishing a reputation and product awareness." said John Reid, CATA President, adding, "If the local TV companies falter, we will be facing another blow against creating Canada's Innovation Nation -- which is already weak because of the economic climate. We want to see local television continue to strengthen our communities. This system has to be fixed."
As part of Canada wide mobilization, CATA is calling on High Tech companies to join the CTV petition, and to also gather for a "virtual protest meeting" in Second Life, a virtual 3D world where people can socialize, gather, chat and explore.