The coalition is pushing the government to establish an Internet Piracy Review Agency under the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The agency would have the power to block and take down websites if they were determined to be illegally making available copyright infringing content.
The CBC’s involvement was questioned by Michael Geist. “the CBC might prefer that viewers use authorized services, but supporting blocking is a counter-intuitive position for a public broadcaster as it tries to stop Canadians from viewing the content they paid for through their tax dollars. Internal documents now suggest that executives at the highest level were involved in the process from the very beginning and well aware of the concerns.”