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Even though I love Manitoba, I was born in the US and have a lot of those prejudices. The First Amendment is a pretty big deal, and normally, we don't like our government messing with it.
In the end, I am still happy to here that the CRTC stopped Harper in his tracks on changing the law, though. Thats all that matters to me. Harper not getting his way. *shakes fist at Harper* Brings a smile to my face to see him fail.
UPDATED 1-12-12 @6:47 p.m. ET: Thanks to all for the lively, well-informed and thought-provoking comments. I would like to say a few things: The person who put this post up is no longer with me. After reading some of what has been said here, I followed the links through and I believe this is where the (inaccurate) assertion that News Corp. owns Sun News came from:
Originally posted by real_one
Canada is known for their BS reporting, I don't see what the problem is with FOX news. Canadian news broadcasting is a mirror image of their American counterparts.
By Charlie Smith, March 8, 2011
Quebecor Media Inc. has announced that its 24-hour news network will hit the airwaves on April 18. Sun News Network has been dubbed by critics as Fox News North because of its expected right-wing slant.
Tens of thousands of people signed petitions to keep Sun News Network off the air, including novelist Margaret Atwood.
The channel launched on April 18, 2011 in both standard and high definition under a Category 2 (later classified as Category C) licence granted by the CRTC in November 2010, after the network aborted a highly publicized attempt for a Category 1 licence (later classified as Category A) that would have given it mandatory access on digital cable and satellite providers across Canada.
Originally posted by Fishticon84
For example: I can not subscribe to DirectTV even if I go and buy the dish in the US and get a PO box in Plattsburgh and I can not view videos on certain websites such as MTV and Comedy Central.