I don't know if anybody as brought up this point...
Did anybody notice any strange coverage maps for DTV? What I mean is that the DTV coverage of certain stations don't seem efficient. Look at the Halifax map. Almost 40% of the coverage is over water. Who lives there? Why is the Windsor station covering part of Michigan? Yes, I know that these things will happen. But, shouldn't the transmitters coverage pattern be arranged so that more Canadians be covered. Why can't the Halifax transmitter be more inland and it's coverage area not be circular? The same with Windsor? Why is the Montreal station covering part of NY & VT when some people will loose CBC in Trois-Rivieres. Arrange the coverage pattern more towards the northeast. Why can't the PEI station increase it's power so that those two re-transmitters at either end of the island can be turned off? And it's increased power would cover more of NB & NS as well.
And most importantly, if they can't, or won't, convert certain stations, then increase the power output on the stations you will convert to cover a larger area. Look at that mess in NB.
And for God's sake, run a program on the CBC about how to set up a TV antenna so that those on the outer areas of a DTV transmitter can pick up your signal.
I always come back to the effort that PBS stations put into helping their viewers. They ran local programs, took questions from viewers live, had info on setting up a TV antenna. One station in upstate NY even had volunteers to help people set up their set top boxes.