Friday, October 31, 2008


CRTC's Partial Backbone

I have listened with some relief that the CRTC did not give the cable companies what they wanted and will continue to regulate the industry. However, the packages will now be a la carte with a minimal 51% majority having to be Canadian. Maybe packages should have been 66% or more. On the other hand the increase in funding for Canadian productions to support local markets is a step in the right direction. The CRTC is to be applauded for this.

The recent elections showed us that the support and fostering of Canadian culture is a priority with Canadians. We have seen what deregulation has done to other sectors and in my view greater regulation and enforcement by the CRTC to promote Canadian would be most acceptable.

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