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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In the world of instant News availability for Canadians from a variety of sources, including the internet, CTV, Global, etc., why do we need a Government owned (read taxpayer subsidized) expensive CBC?
The CBC can be successfully privatized (CBC English, CBC French) to an array of qualified Canadian business groups such as Rogers, TELUS, Pattison and others, similar to the Liberal Government’s smart privatization of Petro Canada and Air Canada.
The Billions of dollars earned from the privatization of the CBC could pay down our debt and the $100,000,000 sucked from Tax Payers every 30 days could be re-directed to our critical Health Care needs, perhaps even adding Dental coverage for Canadians.
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Learn about Dr. Frans Leenen, who the CBC’s fifth estate slandered and then refused to apologize resulting in the largest Libel ever awarded against the Media in Canadian history. Taxpayers paid the damages. The B in CBC is for Bully.
Read and act, you can make a difference. Contact your MP; tell her/him it’s time to Privatize the CBC.