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April 1, 2021 8:32 pm  #1

A Scary G&M Opinion Piece About The Gov't.'s Place In Media

Not to everyone's taste, but I found it not only interesting but more than a touch worrisome. I don't agree with everything he says, but I admit I've had some of the same concerns about broadcasting and print since Guilbeault assumed his post.  

"...late last year, the Minister of Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, unveiled Bill C-10, the aim of which is to deliver the whole of the audiovisual internet, domestic or foreign, into the CRTC’s trembling hands. Rather than freeing the conventional broadcasters to follow their fleeing viewers online, the government proposes to subject streaming services to the same stultifying regulatory regime that made our television so unwatchable in the first place."

Slowly but surely the government is gathering the media into its ghastly embrace