I just got my 'reply' from the CRTC.
Basically, they advise that their concern solely is ......" As long as certain required services are offered as part of the basic package (CBC network service in English and French, CTV, TVA and APTN), and all conditions of licence or other regulatory requirements (e.g. linkage) are satisfied, a satellite distributor is free to determine how it will package services. In other words, the CRTC does not generally regulate how they package, upgrade, change or market their packages so it's up to consumers to let them know how they feel. ..."
The CRTC contact goes on to say that they have forwarded this concern to BEV and advise that they expect a response within 3 weeks.
Perhaps this is moreso an issue for either Consumer and Corporate Affairs, as they continue to advertise these 'time-shift' stations as available, they do not indicate that extra equipment is required to do so at this time, and do not offer a price compensation for this withdrawl of services.
Or perhaps it's a matter for old fashioned 'voting with your dollars'. The equipment didn't cost me anything as it was provided and installed as part of a promotion to woo customers away from Rogers in my area where a test market was conducted for Bell's Totalvision digital cable experiment.... b*st*rds !