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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-09, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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New CRTC Chairman

The government has appointed a new head to the CRTC.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stor...pointment.html
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-09, 11:12 AM
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Jean-Pierre Blais does not appear to be a Robellus yes man based upon his resume.

Thanks goodness. He should start by asking for a new RC Act.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-09, 03:09 PM
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Glad to see von-Frankenstein go
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-09, 06:01 PM
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Me too. The man has a short memory when it comes to implementing consumer friendly mandates. I have no doubt he will do well personally after the favours he granted the broadcasting industry.

At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-11, 01:11 AM
 
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Jean-Pierre Blais does not appear to be a Robellus yes man based upon his resume.

Thanks goodness. He should start by asking for a new RC Act.
let see what he will do
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-11, 10:10 AM
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Lets see:
  • Life long bureaucrat at CRTC and Heritage Canada.
  • Lawyer by training who has zero track record of supporting pro-consumer initiatives.
  • Gone on record as supporting big media mergers such as Bell taking over CTV.

So a Gatineau lawyer who has been a bureaucrat all his working life who supports further consolidation of the Canadian media marketplace.

What's not to love?

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Lets see:

Life long bureaucrat at CRTC and Heritage Canada.
Lawyer by training who has zero track record of supporting pro-consumer initiatives.
Gone on record as supporting big media mergers such as Bell taking over CTV.


So a Gatineau lawyer who has been a bureaucrat all his life working who supports further consolidation of the Canadian media marketplace.

What's not to love?
so Hugh you say he's just a conservative rubberstamp ?

i'm still waiting the conservatives to make US tv available in canada once again
(as they said they would do...but probably politician's b...s...)
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I can't comment on his politics but his Curriculum vitae and public statements supporting big media takeovers certainly don't suggest someone who is right of center.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 2012-06-11, 03:14 PM
 
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well let see we could bash on the CRTC later if it doesn't make sense
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