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The media giant has been banned from substituting U.S. ads with Canadian ones.
But conventional TV is still bleeding money.
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A Canadian culture that can't speak to the many variations of Canadianness through its own storytelling really doesn't seem like much of a Canada at all.
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Some wonder whether the days of a fiercely pro-consumer telecom watchdog are over.
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It's not difficult to imagine how an alert on your cellphone in a time of emergency could save you, your family and friends or even total strangers.
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It is hard to imagine any other major country leaving their broadcast regulator in limbo without a permanent leader for four months, or even longer.
The telecom regulator also clarified the rules surrounding family cellphone plans.
Jean-Pierre Blais had some direct words for the CBC as well.
Melanie Joly joined HuffPost Canada for a Q&A.
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"The digital divide is unacceptable."
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Canadian content depends upon a level playing field against the large intermediaries such as the major ISPs that often control both carriage and content. That has not changed over the past eight years. If anything, a level playing field is more important.
The ability to offer a price is itself a form of communication, if not of speech. The freedom to differentiate product, service and price is at the heart of a market economy. Courts in Netherlands, Sweden, and Slovenia have struck down restrictions on zero rating. For the most part, the world's telecom regulators are permissive, if not encouraging, of a practice that creates competition and allows different people to meet their needs at different price points. The CRTC is going in the opposite direction of the world's telecom regulators; it seems to believe that it knows better than the user herself.
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On net neutrality, Canada and the U.S. are moving in opposite directions.
Exemptions to wireless data caps are history.