Multiple Black Press-owned titles in British Columbia and Alberta have published false front pages as part of a public awareness campaign about C-18.
The publications run a call to action on their A2 pages that reads as follows:
“In light of the Online News Act, Meta has stated it will be removing Canadian journalism from Facebook in the coming days.
While our time on that particular platform is running short, we’re not going anywhere.
Our collective passion and commitment to bring you the news that matters most is unwavering.
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Through it all, we’ve been there to chronicle all that our community has been and all that it can be.
When you need us, we tell the stories that inform and hopefully share something new about your community you didn’t know before.
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We thank you for supporting the work we do.”