The Sun News Network believes in free enterprise, just like Sun Media newspapers do.
But unlike the newspaper business, the TV business isn’t based on free enterprise.
In fact, it’s one of the Canadian industries most regulated by the government.
Everything from what channels are allowed on TV, to how much they charge cable companies each month, to the channel placement on the TV dial, is regulated by a government agency called the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, or CRTC.
And the dominant TV station in the country, the CBC, is owned by the government.
They receive an annual grant of $1.1 billion.
And that’s in addition to the billions of dollars in real estate and equipment that they have acquired over time.
Stop to think what the newspaper business would look like under that system: A massive government newspaper, with dozens of offices across the country, with subsidized printing and home delivery.
And if you wanted to start up a competitor, you’d have to ask the government for permission, and even to be seen on newsstands.
That’s why no Canadian entrepreneurs have ever started up a free-market all-news TV station.
Do you think there should be more choice on Canadian TV?
That the Sun should have a level playing field with the other channels with mandatory carriage?
Do you think the same rules should apply to all Canadian news channels?
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- This website exposes the CBC for what it really is: a left wing biased, anti-Israel, anti-business, wasteful abuser of tax money that siphons $100,000,000 from taxpayers every 30 days to subsidize their outdated bureaucracy.
- Read about the victims of the CBC bias including the infamous Fifth Estate show’s vicious attack on Dr. Frans Leenen which resulted in the largest libel amount ever awarded against the media in Canadian history. Yet no one was fired, no changes, just more CBC victims.
- Canadians reading this extensive collection of stories exposing the CBC will agree – its time to do what has already been done with other government owned, private enterprise competitive business such as Air Canada: privatize the CBC.
- Sell the CBC now. Use the billions of dollars gained from the sale to pay down the debt; use the $100,000,000 a month (yes, that's 100 MILLION every month) saved from the subsidy to the CBC to improve our health care and reduce our taxes.
- Act now, contact your MP and tell them it's now time "to sell" the CBC!