If I may, Mr. Vice-Chair, we've been speaking about democracy and about newspapers from across Canada making the difference to local communities. This is what the coalition is standing for, essentially. Of course, when you look at our businesses, we're talking about 2,500 employees from across Canada who are waking up every day and getting to our local newspapers to provide people with decent, good quality news. We've been doing that for centuries. The paper le Droit, for example, we were involved in the community. We were involved in many fights. We did that with Le Soleil newspaper, La Tribune, La Voix de l'Est, Le Quotidien, Le Nouvelliste all very strong brand names from across the province of Quebec that people are very proud of.
I'm going to tell you something. In five years' time, I'm going to be back with the same coalition, and we'll be glad to report that we're still here, stronger than ever, because I'm sure that ahead of us, the Canadian government will choose to be a partner in making sure that, together, we are going to be able to transform the business model that we have. We did that in the past with the fisheries. I do remember very well because I was minister. We did that as well for the magazines, for the TV, and it's not going to be a never-ending story. It's going to be for a limited period of time. As a matter of fact, we do believe in what we're doing to the point that we have all started to get involved in the digital world.
If you look at Groupe Capitales Médias, for example, a year and a half ago we were just print. Now we're what we call multi-platform. When you look at the business model that's developing all over the world today, look at the Gannett group in the United States and what they are getting into. It's exactly the new business model that we have ahead of us. We're simply asking you to help us for a brief period of time, because the people that we're fighting against are so much bigger and have so many more advantages than we do, and I do believe that we should take a serious look at amending the copyright law here in Canada, like they're doing in Europe, for example.
Thanks again. We're glad that you have this mandate.