The CRTC doesn’t understand how the free market works

The CRTC is trying to offer more choice for consumers… with more government regulation!

It’s the type of decision that only makes ‘sense’ in Ottawa. Now consumers can pay less for their cable by regulating fewer channels and having less ‘mandatory’ channels.

You’re still required to pay for APTN, CBC and if you live in English Canada, you still need to pay for RDI – the French CBC News Channel.

It just doesn’t make sense.

  • Ed

    Right. And as long as I “have to” buy CBC I won’t get the “skinny bundle.”

    • Heh;)

      • Cheryl

        I am a prod Canadian but Canadian TV is crap and always will be unless they get into bed with Dish Network and offer us what the Americans have. I would gladly pay for Dish and watch great TV. They could offer Canadian TV to third world countries and they would find it great but I don’t live in a third world country and I find what I have to watch is like I say crap and I the worst part is I have to pay for that crap.

        • Cheryl

          The word should be proud. I didn’t proof read close enough.

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    I noticed 5 people returning their cable boxes today in the mall …Yay ! I said something nice to all of them.
    Cable tv is mostly left wing drivel also known as : airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead,stupid, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb,dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (orlamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque,pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft,softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent,unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless crap.

    • I would ditch it if I could, circumstances dictate otherwise however.

  • Tokenn

    Still required to pay for the effing CBC eh….I wonder if we can complain to the CRTC about _that_…?

    Anybody done a nice broad survey about who supports abolishing the CBC, at least as a tax-supported enterprise? There’s a federal election coming up, and that would be interesting information for somebody…

  • Jay Currie

    What is this “television” of which you speak? You pay to have things you do not watch?

    Have you heard of the Internet?

    24 hours ahead on the news and all the free shows you want? No? You should try it. It comes from the future.

    Bye bye CBC, CRTC, cable,CanCon.

  • Sparrow

    Not paying for substandard and biased channels. Not ever.