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Petition Calls On Government To Scrap CRTC

The CBC reports on a new campaign to scrap the CRTC.

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  1. Thats what we need, less oversight…
    I think the largest failure in modern times is this meme that government is not relevant to our daily lives, that is is incompetent and ineffectual. The CRTC performs critical roles in regulating our broadcasting and telecommunications industries, and people that feel that we would somehow be better off without them are either absolutely ignorant of what they actually do for Canadians, or they are lobbying on behalf of one of these industries that would happily not have to answer to anyone.

    I don’t agree with every policy the CRTC has come up with, but I shudder to imagine what things would be like without any oversight at all.

  2. Who asked for less oversight?
    If you read the article and the site that it references, you will see that the petition calls for the current CRTC to be dissolved and replaced with a new one.

  3. Thats what we need, less oversight…
    I think the largest failure in modern times is this meme that government is not relevant to our daily lives, that is is incompetent and ineffectual. The CRTC performs critical roles in regulating our broadcasting and telecommunications industries, and people that feel that we would somehow be better off without them are either absolutely ignorant of what they actually do for Canadians, or they are lobbying on behalf of one of these industries that would happily not have to answer to anyone.

    I don’t agree with every policy the CRTC has come up with, but I shudder to imagine what things would be like without any oversight at all.

  4. Agreed that the CRTC is letting us down
    @Spencer
    You need to read what it’s about before you comment, the petition asks for the current board to be dissolved and a new, impartial board put in it’s place.

    I agree with the petition (and signed it), the CRTC has not been supporting canadians or their best interests. I’d be happy if they just had some balance in their decisions, but with allowing Bell to continue to do deep packet inspections and throttling where it is not necessary and clearly an invasion of privacy, shows their preference for big business, and not for the average citizen. They should be replaced.

  5. How CRTC corruption works
    Here:

    http://tochat.tv/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9

  6. I signed it
    I will be suprised if everyone doesn’t sign the petition