Cable & Telecom

Letter to the Prime Minister: Keep C-10 dead

COMMENTARY: The new bill can’t be the same as the old bill Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, FOR MOST OF ITS SHORT life, Bill C-10, your now-dead proposed amendment to our Broadcasting Act, trundled along, hardly noticed by those outside the content industry. It was considered a modest attempted bill which avoided some complicated questions altogether (such as the CBC’s future mandate) but, as you know, aimed at one main thing – having the likes of Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Google and others, contribute to Canadian content. However, the whole thing turned sour, as you and our readers may recall, on just...