And again the voice of the people was heard. Yeah us.
Von Finckenstein says commission will withdraw 'false and misleading news' amendment
CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein says the commission tried to stall the amendment to its prohibition on false and misleading news for 10 years, but eventually gave into pressure from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations when it proposed its amendments in January. But now that the regulations committee has agreed to no longer pursue the issue, the chair says the CRTC will drop it.We fought against Kory Teneycke and he was forced to resign. Maybe Rupert Murdoch will rethink bringing this filth here. It's pretty clear that Canadians won't support it.
“We never wanted to touch this thing. We put it forward because we were ordered to do it. We did what we thought would be a workable compromise,” von Finckenstein said in brief interview Friday at the Prime Time conference in Ottawa, organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. “I was perfectly happy with what it was before, and I’m sure at the next commission meeting, we will withdraw this attempt at rewriting.” On Thursday the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, a committee of the House and Senate, agreed to withdraw advice to the CRTC to water down a regulation prohibiting the broadcast of false and misleading news.