Well, we're in sharing mode today, I can tell.
Thank you very much for the presentation. Those are two very interesting topics, one in the journalist category, if you will, and the other one, of course, local news.
I have to say, Mr. Kvarnstrom, that I was touched when you made mention that MPs announce in local papers, and that's very true. There's no question about it. I was superintendent of all the French schools in Nova Scotia for 11 years and I would tell my board that I advertised, I put things on various media, and they would ask if I put it on this specific local paper. When I said no, they'd say, “Then you didn't advertise.”
Absolutely. Newspapers and local media make a remarkable contribution to the vitality of communities.
My first question is for Mr. Kvarnstrom.
Do you believe certain aspects of the media industry in Vancouver are particular to your province?