Trudeau Gives Canada’s Community Television Money to Shaw, Rogers, Bell …

About $80 Million – half of Canada’s Community TV budget – will go to
these poor corporations who need it so much

(July 8, 2016): Community TV is the one place on television not completely controlled by Corporate Canada. Community TV is where The News – not just ‘The Corporate News’ – can still be spoken. At least Sometimes.

Unfortunately, the federal government allows big cable companies like Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron to ‘control’ our Community TV stations, so things are not as good as they could be. But if it was ‘freed up’, Community TV could help transform our country. Media is important in a democracy because citizens need honest facts and information so we can make intelligent decisions in our own best interests. People also need access to a variety of ideas and perspectives about important issues. The Corporate Media gives us none of this. On all important issues, only ‘The Official Story’ is allowed.

Community Television allows average citizens to be on TV and talk about all the things the corporations won’t allow in ‘their’ media. So Community TV can act as a ‘balance’ to the tremendous power of the Corporate Owned Media. And we Canadians desperately need that balance at this time in our history when so very much is at risk.

But instead, Justin Trudeau is taking away the money Community TV needs. And he’s giving it to his friends in Corporate Canada. Continue reading

Canadian Media Complicit in Migrant Deaths

Media pretend to care …
But Helped Start The Wars That Cause The Deaths

(Sept. 6, 2015): The Corporations that own Canada’s Media are complicit in the migrant deaths they pretend to be so sad about. The main cause of these deaths is the U.S. Terror Wars that destroyed Iraq, Libya, and Syria. The United States has Targeted and Destroyed these once prosperous nations, and Canada’s Corporate Media has fully supported the Wars.

Our Media have lied to us about these Wars from the beginning. The people who control the U.S. Government are the real Terrorists. That is the most important truth about what is now happening, but our Media won’t say that truth. Continue reading

Telus Censoring Community Television

Can a Corporation support ‘Community’ ?

(Feb. 27, 2015) Above is a ‘Community Television’ program Telus said Canadians could not see because it did not meet the Telus ‘balance’ requirement . Please have a look and see what you think. Perhaps start with segment 2 (at 21:40) – a discussion of the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Segment 3 (40:15) is about climate change; Segment 1 is ‘various’.

We told Telus their refusal to show the program raises issues of ‘freedom of the press’. Telus assured us they support a free press, and asked us to resubmit the program. We will … but Telus policy also has to change. Continue reading