Thursday, August 20, 2009


Someone has set up a website at The purpose of which is to have the CRTC dissolved. This is something I agree with wholeheartedly. The CRTC is composed of ex-industry hacks and political wonks who do NOTHING in the interest of the Canadian consumer and should be scrapped and replaced right away.

So what will happen to Canadian content on television some might ask. WHAT CANADIAN CONTENT? Saying that is like an abused puppy coming back to its owner. There is no Canadian content.

But then who will allocate the spectrum? That is done already by industry canada.

But then who will take complaints about radio stations and television stations airing nudity and profanity and whatnot?

Personally I could care less either way about that. Certainly its in a radio stations self interest to regulate their language. Complaints need not go to some other body whose only recourse is to shut them down.

If you care about the internet, about being able to watch what you want when you want to watch it, about paying reasonable phone charges, about not having stupid channels bundled in with the channels you want, then sign this petition. I'm not one for signing petitions usually, but this one has the potential to shock those in power. I don't think they have any idea how dissatisfied Canadians are with their consumer regulatory bodies. Incompetence has been the case for far too long.

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