Friday, July 16, 2010

Another reason to abolish the crtc

The crtc has denied SUNTVNews its Category 1 licence. I am not a fan of the crtc. We should get rid of it. Maybe the cabinet should over ride this stupid decision by the statist thought police at the crtc. Why do I need a state regulator to say what I can watch? Let the market decide. What are the lefties at the crtc afraid of?

Call , write, email and fax the crtc and tell them what you think of their dumb decision.
By mail
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1A 0N2
By fax
By Phone
Toll-free: 1-877-249-CRTC (2782)
Outside Canada: 819-997-0313
Toll-free TTY line: 1-877-909-CRTC (2782)
Outside Canada (TTY line): 819-994-0423
Media inquiries: 819-997-9403

Go to SUnTV News and pledge to support them.


The_Iceman said...

The category 1 license was a longshot anyway to make its inclusion in cable packages mandatory. I don't like forcing people to purchase anything, much less CBC Newsworld.

I am no fan of the CRTC, but it is hard for me to get angry that they aren't going to force Canadians to buy SUN TV.

Anonymous said...

The CRTC has denied SunTV the immediate right to a category 1 license, not to right to exist. That means at this point in time, the station isn't considered a 'must carry' station, but rather SunTV will likely to have negotiate with individual providers to carry the channel.

It should also be mentioned that the CRTC had already announced that no further decisions would be made regarding such Category 1 licenses until the October 2011, due to the reconfiguring of all TV channels to digital.

Anonymous said...

The CRTC has sealed its fate. It is a shill for the liberals and now it must be dealt with once and for all. (real conservative)

been around the block said...

So, SunTV comes to a fork in the road?

Like Prime Minister Stephen Harper they should just go straight ahead as it sounds like they're going to do. Whatever "category" they're granted by the bloody CRTC, I'll find a way to access it.

Powell lucas said...

The CRTC is just another of the myriad of non-essential, make-work bureaucracies that suck up taxpayer dollars just to provide jobs to those too incompetent to survive in the real world. This nation is buried beneath hundreds of these organizations whose main role in the governance of Canada is to expand their own petty empires so as to gain funding from the thieves that inhabit Ottawa.
As for the Sun application, when it becomes available I'll gladly pay the additional fee to receive it. Unlike the lefties, I don't feel the need to coerce people into paying for viewpoints they don't support. That's why I would like to see the CBC operate stand alone basis just so I can tell them to shove their left-wing propaganda where the sun don't shine.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight, you want to abolish the CRTC because they won't make it mandatory for all cable subscribers to have to pay fees to SUN News? Do you realise that abolishing the CRTC would have the exact same outcome?

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