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Old 10-07-2005, 12:54 AM   #16
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this sucks, canadian content. As a canadian listener, I cannot tell you how more ticked off I am as of right now. CBC for all stations? thats the worst station in the world, right above martha stewart. If canada wants to have their own stations, then they should spend some money and get their own satellite in space instead of bumming it off of sirius. Sirius, how could you do this?? down with canadian content, american content all the way baby!!!
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this sucks, canadian content. As a canadian listener, I cannot tell you how more ticked off I am as of right now. CBC for all stations? thats the worst station in the world, right above martha stewart. If canada wants to have their own stations, then they should spend some money and get their own satellite in space instead of bumming it off of sirius. Sirius, how could you do this?? down with canadian content, american content all the way baby!!!
What I'm more curious to know is what the total Canadian channel lineup will be, ie: the channels I'll actually listen to (the Canadian crap is already free, it's not what I'm paying for). I've always supported Sirius Canada so far, based on the fact that they were actually able to get the CRTC to relax as much as might be possible, the CanCon requirements. However I might well be wrong in my support when I see which American channels they decide to cut from the service.
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CRTC shouldn't even have an input in this. Sirius should be able to play whatever they want without having to play a certain percentage of canadian content. That right there is the most annoying part of the whole ordeal.
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:56 AM   #19
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What a refreshing view on the subject... Life sucks, Disturbed Cloud, I agree. My heart also bleeds seeing how Sirius suffers under the opression of Canadian government.
Why don't you write to your MP to lobby the governement take their dirty hands off private US businesses?
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CRTC shouldn't even have an input in this. Sirius should be able to play whatever they want without having to play a certain percentage of canadian content. That right there is the most annoying part of the whole ordeal.
I agree 100%, there should be no gov't intervention into deciding the content that I am and will be paying for. My hats off to Sirius (and XM) though for their proposals. While they did not get zero gov't content restrictions (and perhaps more restrictions than I will be willing to pay for unless forced to switch to the Canadian service), they got as few as possible restrictions out of a government based in the east and determined not to have a free market society. They did what sat tv could not, set a new precedent of the fewest government regulations of content ever. Yes I would have liked if they had gone all the way and were able to break the CRTC completely, but they are still to be commended for the excellent job they did in making a significant reduction in content restrictions over the tradition, and as few content restrictions as you'll ever see from this federal gov't.

IMO, until Alberta's political power equals our economic power, and we are able to vote out the current gov't in favor of a more "right" (free-market) party, only then will we be able to have unregulated content.
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