CRTC, Government of Canada, Canwest Global

What are your ideas and thoughts? Can we save CHEK TV? Tell us your stories about the station. We are your station and we want to hear from you!

Viewers have started a letter writing campaign to save CHEK TV. The plan is to inundate Canwest Global CEO Leonard Asper with emails and calls so that Canwest will realize how important CHEK is -- and why the station shouldn't be closed.

Send emails to:

Canwest Global CEO Leonard Asper


or call Winnipeg Head Office:

Snail Mail
Canwest Global Communications Corp
3100 CanWest Global Place, 201 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 3L7
Fax: (204) 947-9841

Please cc CHEK on all your emails so that they have a record. CHEK email is:


To take it a step further and please cc your local MP and forward your
message to Konrad von Finckenstein, CRTC Chairman.

You can find your local MP by clicking on the following link.

To send your message to Konrad von Finckenstein the CRTC Chairman, please click on the link below and select "question".
Fill out the form as required.

You can also call Konrad von Finckenstein directly at

CHEK staff not giving up on jobs

Some employees want to buy TV station

By Darrell Bellaart, The Nanaimo Daily News July 31, 2009

A Harmac-style employee takeover of Victoria-based CHEK television is proposed as an option by workers struggling to keep the Vancouver Island television station on the air.

Talks are underway to get Canwest-Global, the owner of the station, to allow the sale of B.C.'s oldest TV station to avoid a planned Aug. 31 closure.

A possibility being considered is employee ownership, similar to the model employees at Harmac pulp mill used to resuscitate that mill when then-owner Pope and Talbot went bankrupt last year.

Canwest announced earlier this month it was rolling up operation of CHEK, which is into its fifth decade of operation. It could be a while yet before details of the proposal become public, but staff members are anxious to avert the closure of the station, preserving media diversity on Vancouver Island, and their jobs.

We want the employees of CHEK TV and other interested parties to be allowed to purchase CHEK TV and run it as a going concern. That all governments federal, provincial and municipal help with the employees purchasing CHEK TV.

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The Save CHEK News petition to CRTC, Government of Canada, Canwest Global was written by cepunion and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.