Wednesday, July 12, 2006

No to the CTV - CHUM merger

Media concentration is not good for Canadians. Just ask the people in Vancouver, where Can West Global owns all three local papers -- the Vancouver Sun, Province, and the Vancouver edition of the Toronto National Post; as well as 70% of the TV and radio market there.

Fewer voices means less diversity, and less choice. Not everyone can afford even a dial-up connection, which means they need to rely on the media they can access ... and their opinions are more often than not shaped by the editorial content and the way writers slant their stories.

Regulators -- both competition and broadcast -- must stop this deal from going through. We must not allow CTV to effectively own three networks: CTV, City and A-Channel.

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