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A modest trade-off --- a free college education for two hard years of national service
A modest trade-off --- a free college education for two hard years of national service
"As long as Canada fails to understand that education is a value in itself and that a highly educated population is an asset that, among other things, will make it wealthier, it will have to make a living of selling wood and dirty oil to its southern neighbour. " - Thomas Schlich in Letter to the Globe and Mail

Quebec students are riotin' about higher education bein' too expensive --- some of 'em say it should be free --- includin' room and board. I agree. A Globe and Mail reader pointed out last Tuesday that, while America and Canada are worryin' about exports and Chinese competition, Germany exports a plenty and it has neither oil nor timber to export --- it exports only the products of its education and trainin' --- because Germany's invested in free higher education.

Meantime old timers are complainin' about young people being a generation of spoiled slobs. "What they need is ta' spend two years in the army under a good old-fashioned sergeant major." Again I agree.

The solution to both problems is ta' do what the Cubans do. "Ya' get a free education --- includin' room and board. But first you have ta' spend two years in the military."

I'd amend it a bit so it doesn't have to be bein' trained to use an AK-47 assault rifle --- civilian work'd do the trick --- as long as it was tough and disciplined and produced somethin' of value.

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Graphic --- Tuition costs by province and area of study ... National Post ...
Going beserk for Quebecs bourgeosie ... Nicolas Van Praet ...
Protest is now about who is in charge ... Michael den Tandt ...
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A modest proposal for the CRTC --- Abolish it
"Few [telecom monopoly] industry players do not have an anecdote about getting lobbied over lunch by a CRTC commissioner looking for a job down the road. Indeed, the most effective way to corrupt a regulatory official is through an implied offer of future employment." - Matthew Fraser
Why, you might ask, is it that I can only watch the evening news or Mad Men through a telecom monopoly company approved by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) --- usually the company is a company populated by overpaid executives who used to work for the CRTC. Doesn't the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms give me the following rights, among others:
Section 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
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The CRTC is a collection of mostly incompetent mouths that want to be fed and egos that want to be stroked who sleep in the same bed as the telecom monopoly. I'm deadly afeared they'll be able to let the telecom monopoly take over the internet. Those incestuous bed-mates, the CRTC and the telecom monopoly, certainly are bent on doing just that --- despite the fact that over half a million Canadians, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, have signed a petition dead against it. The internet is the last refuge of real freedom in this country. The CRTC is the last refuge of a pack of scoundrels.

The function of the CRTC is supposed to be to decide what you and I can watch and listen to. It's a kind of court but a kangaroo court. The CRTC commissioners meet privately with members of the telecom monopoly. The telecom monopoly wines them and dines them. Commissioners hit up the monopoly for fancy jobs. What the CRTC are doing to me is every bit as important as what a judge does to a citizen in a court of law --- but if a judge meets privately with one of the parties in a law suit --- why the judge'll get kicked off the law suit and maybe out of the profession of judging. And if, on top of that, the judge lets a party wine him and dine him and the judge goes begging to the party for a high-priced job, why the judge goes to jail. But the "judges" on the CRTC do all of those things every day.

Thank god there are people and groups in our midst who are fighting the CRTC. There's top communications lawyer and University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist who knows how to speak the babble the CRTC uses to smokescreen you and I from what's going on. And there's OpenMedia.ca, an organization that knows how to fight the CRTC and the telecom monopoly. Recently OpenMedia had over half a million Canadians including the Liberal Party and Prime Minister Stephen Harper sign a petition aimed at halting the CRTC from turning over regulation of the internet to the telecom monopoly.

And there is a technology, called "over-the-top video (OTT)" which lets you end-run the monopoly through, for example, Netflix --- the CRTC are doing everything they can to stamp out OTT.

Let's get rid of the CRTC --- they're corrupt --- they're dangerous --- they want to sap our freedoms --- let's have the courts strike it out of existence because it operates in violation of the Charter. Let's get petitions going to abolish the CRTC. Let's support organizations like OpenMedia.ca ...

The CRTC and the man who won't do lunch ... Matthew Fraser ...
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Is Victoria's wanna-be-billion-dollar-sewage-plant a white knight or a white elephant?
"The sewage currently undergoes primary screening before being pumped offshore into Juan de Fuca Strait. Because of its unique oceanographic setting, huge tidal flows through the strait drive strong currents that break-up and oxidize the sewage quickly and thoroughly ... Measurements show that within just 100 metres of the outflow point, effluent quality is as good as that disposed by cities much larger than Victoria into rivers of comparatively tiny flow volumes." - Gwyn Morgan
Six years ago, Steve Filipovic was one of the organizers of the Mr. Floatie campaign. A merda ambula named Mr. Floatie paraded about the streets of Victoria. Floatie was part of a publicity campaign designed to shame the City of Victoria into stop pouring sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and into building a land-based sewage treatment plant --- and damn the cost --- estimated by opponents to be up to $1,000 per household per year. Now Mr. Filipovic is running for mayor of Victoria --- and is campaigning against the plant. Mr. Filipovic is not a scientist and, when he supported Floatie, he'd never checked the science behind Floatie's campaign --- he has now and he's convinced there isn't any. Meantime, the B.C. NDP fell into line behind Floatie --- so did Gordon Campbell, hoping to add a few green Vancouver Island seats to his neocon alliance --- so did then Prime Minister Paul Martin. But ocean scientists, engineers and medicos soon declared the Floatie campaign was based upon junk science -- to combat Mr. Floatie they set up --- take a deep breath --- the tongue-twisting Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment (ARESST). Even though Floatie's campaign will cost Victoria district taxpayers close to a billion dollars, ARREST hasn't yet turned the NDP nor the Christy Clark Liberals away from it. The Calgary Eye Opener has invited the three serious candidates running for mayor of Victoria to debate the subject this Wednesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at the Serious Coffee House in Victoria's Cook Street Village. Mr. Filipovic and candidate Paul Brown (who claims current NDP mayor Dean Fortin's administration spends taxpayers' money like a drunken sailor) are opposed to Floatie's sewage plant. It took mayor Fortin five days to decide that he "wasn't available" for the debate. But there'll be a seat waiting there for him if he decides to show up and another for Floatie himself -- if we can locate him. You can view the debate through this site and YouTube starting November 17.

Video -- November 16, 2011 Sewage debate ... Jesse Giles - The Calgary Eye Opener - YouTube ... Part 1

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Sewage treatment wasted  The Victoria (BC, Canada) example ... Elsevier's Science Direct ...
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CRTC blocks Canada's access to Amazon Fire
"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen" - Tommy Smothers
Next November 15, Amazon launches Kindle Fire --- a tablet that streams movies, music, books for only $199. But not in Canada. Basically, the tongue-twisting Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) has ordered Canadians not to watch, read or listen to Fire unless Amazon forks over most of their revenues to the monopoly that rules Canada's television and cable and telecommunications. CRTC censors have sneaked in the back door of the Internet --- Netflix offers 13,000 movies in the U.S. --- only 1,000 in Canada. Created 53 years ago the CRTC was intended to control a scarce radio spectrum --- quickly turned to censoring what Canadians could watch and listen to -- then to telecommunications --- lost no time in slithering into the back pocket of the TCT monopoly. Outside of Canada it's called "mercantilism". Because of technical progress the CRTC is totally unnecessary. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadians freedom of expression, of the press and other media -- as "fundamental freedoms" --- fundamental freedoms stolen away by the CRTC ...
Kindle's Fire will be dampened in Canada by lack of streaming services ... Matthew Braga ...
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Star reporter writes politically incorrect "obituary" to Jack Layton
"there is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary" - Brendan Behan
Ever since CNN made a half-billion on the death of Princess Di, the media have rolled in the bucks from teddy bear mourn fests. Last week, the National Post's star reporter Christie Blatchford had the guts to shout "ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Not the "obit" H.L. Mencken blasted out for three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. But an honest opinion from a professional journalist....
It's fitting his death is a public spectacle ... Christie Blatchford ...
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"'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
" - Percy Bysshe Shelley
She became the most successful show person ever. But Judge Judy passed her in the ratings. She went out with like an atomic bomb. How long will she be remembered? ...
A look at the finale of Oprah ... Charlie Rose ...
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"Why didn't [the media] tell [The Leader's] controllers their candidate could go ahead and meet with whatever hand-picked group of citizens they had chosen to bathe in his presence, but the press gang wouldn't be there to record the event in word or pictures? Why didn't they tell the manipulators they didn't have to worry about holding reporters to five questions a day because they wouldn't be there to ask any?" - Jim Hume
In the Leader's blitzkreig that ended a week ago, the media did have an option to caving in to stacked meetings and no questions ... they could have refused to participate...
Veteran journalist --- did the media courageously cover The Leader? ... Jim Hume ...
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"It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office." - H. L. Mencken
Someone said that teachers (Dionne and Ignatieff) had killed the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party may live another day. Anyway it wasn't the teachers but the too-smart-by-half lawyers in shiny guccis who saw the teachers as quick-fix-Trudeau-clones. Count Iggy told Canadians the truth --- The Leader threatended democracy. Canadians don't care about democracy --- Canadians care about Peace, Order and Good Government...
Count Iggy --- in favor of common sense, common honesty, common decency and democracy --- finishes last. ... Michael Valpy ...
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"Pope John Paul II to God: 'After I die, when will we next have a Polish Pope?'
God to Pope: 'Not in my lifetime.'
" - A cynicism circulated among the Jesuits (as reported by Gore Vidal)
I've got the scars to prove it --- I've been kicked out of three Alberta towns for criticizing god --- here I go again --- Brian Mulroney said it best --- "Ya' dances with them that brought ya'" Well Pope John Paul II brought Pope Benedict to the party --- Benedict's German thoroughness has shot out of control --- this week Benedict plans to make John Paul into a saint to be. Benedict's Polish predecessor turned a blind eye to widespread pedophilia among his priests --- the Church's worst disaster since the selling of indulgences --- John Paul made an actual saint of the founder of the order headed by pedophile Marcial Maciel --- discriminated agains women --- persecuted homosexuals even while his priests molested little boys...
Pope to make regressive predecessor a saint ... Reuters ...
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"Real competition is an unforgivable sin" - J. Pierpont Morgan
I see that Brad Shaw, younger brother of Biker Jim, the $16,000 a day 53-year old pensioner, is out stretching to the Calgary Herald that his company is about to do 'intense' battle for customers --- the only battle the telecable monopoly has to worry about is the battle of keeping the Kanadian Radio Television Kommission on a tight leash...
Grim Fairy Tale --- Telecable monopoly heir could compete in a real market ... Kim Guttormsn ...
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"Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Old Maoists say that Mao did 2/3 good and 1/3 bad --- but it's awhile back since Mao became an angel --- in Fidel's case the 1/3's happenin' right now 'cause he's still alive --- without him Cuba wouldn't have the best health system in the world nor would Cuba have today's economic stagnation --- nothing much will change in Cuba before Fidel, too, becomes an angel...
Grim Fairy Tale -- Cuban Commandante Fidel Castro is just gonna' fade away ... Sonia Verna ...
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"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." - W.H. Auden
Peter Mansbridge is one excited talking head --- he's going to get to go to the Royal Wedding --- gee gosh --- but wait --- there's more going on under that smooth noggin --- is he offering his intellectual insight to the Canadian Senate? The chromed crusader roughed up Count Ignatieff the other night real good. The Leader's sure to be grateful --- e.g. Pamela Wallen....
Is chrome-domed newsreader angling for Senate seat? ... CBC ...
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Bob Edwards --- Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 ... more>>

If the Euro fails will world-wide depression follow?
"No one should take it for granted that there will be peace and affluence in Europe in the next half century. If the euro fails, Europe fails" - Angela Merkel
Most economists can't predict the sun'll get up tomorrow morning. Case-in-point --- how many economists warned that the Euro was a bust. A macrogram of comtox would tell a neanterthal that, when empire building bureaucrats set forth on half-baked adventures, their ship is going to be wrecked. You'll find no better explanation than David Frum's below. By the way, Quebec seccessionists --- there's a message there somewhere...
The Man Who Saw Through the Euro ... The New Yorker ...
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Is Canada a fraud shelter for the global mining industry? If Barrick Gold has its way, we'll never know!!!
"He with the most gold makes the rules" - Lord Crowbar
Over 70% of the world's mining companies set up their head offices in Canada. Why? Is it the tropical climate? Or Toronto's world-class architecture? Mega-miner Barrick Gold, headquartered in Toronto, doesn't want Canadians to know. In paleolithic times, in California's gold fields, an occasional two-bit con artist was able to drop ("salt") a little gold dust into a worthless claim, hand a frying pan to a sucker, watch him fill the pan with gold, sell him the claim. The arm of the law and stock market reform soon did away with "mine salting" ... everywhere but in Canada --- here it's alive, well, institutionalized. In Calgary's London House Bar, late one afternoon 15 years ago, David Walsh and John Felderhof, cooked up a salted mine in Indonesia, listed it on the Toronto Stock Exchange as Bre-X Minerals, bilked investors of hundreds of millions, flew off to the Cayman Islands, received a Stay Out of Jail card from Canada's "justice" system. By setting up head office in Canada, Global miners can rape and pillage the environment, worldwide --- molest indigenous people --- slaughter employees --- bribe dictators --- fleece investors on the Toronto Stock Exchange. And Canada's legal system tries to make certain everything is hushed up. In early 2010, Micro-publisher Talonbooks of Vancouver and some distinguished researchers and reporters were about to publish an exposé entitled "Imperial Canada Inc. - Legal Haven of Choice for the World's Mining Industries". But mega-miner Barrick Gold highjacked "Imperial Canada Inc." before release. Barrick hired a legion of Canada's highest priced lawyers to dispatch a WITH PREJUDICE Fax reminding the the would-be exposers that Canada has the world's most establishment-friendly libel laws and that, for a guy with little gold, a lawsuit in Canada's mining-friendly courts is time-consuming, gut-wrenching, bankrupting. Almost two years later, release of "Imperial Canada Inc." remains in limbo...
Barrick Gold uses deep pockets to stiffle free speech ... The Tyee ...
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Hair-brained Quebec social "scientist"-cum-cabinet-cum-language-kop strives to abolish freedom of the press
"... freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by a despotic government." - Thomas Jefferson
Remove the right to a free press and, presto, a North-Korean style dictatorship. "Why not outlaw freedom of the press?" wondered Quebec's Minister of Culture and Chief Language Kop, Christine St.-Pierre. Highly schooled in the arcane art of social "science" is she. I'll excuse her as an incompetent dim-wit, muddled and baffled by taking the complexities of sociology seriously. But I will not excuse the pragmatic, worldly Quebec Liberal Party and Premier Jean ("John") Charest. St.-Pierre still sits in Charest's cabinet and the Liberal caucus....
Two-tier journalism ... National Post editorial ...
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"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." - W.H. Auden
Peter Mansbridge is one excited talking head --- he's going to get to go to the Royal Wedding --- gee gosh --- but wait --- there's more going on under that smooth noggin --- is he offering his intellectual insight to the Canadian Senate? The chromed crusader roughed up Count Ignatieff the other night real good. The Leader's sure to be grateful --- e.g. Pamela Wallen....
Is chrome-domed newsreader angling for Senate seat? ... CBC ...
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"From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step." - Denis Diderot
Just when Christie Clark and Mike Farnworth were set to demagnetize B.C. politics --- for the first time in 100 years --- the damn the torpedoes fanatic left wing of the NDP got the class war back on track...
New Democrat fanatics elect one of their own kind leader --- shoot themselves and B.C. in the foot ... Gary Mason ...
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"America is practically owned by China." - Tom Winnifrith
A couple of months ago --- a top security kop caught the government of China slipping money under the table to Canadian politicians and blew the whistle --- Canada's political morality squad wreathed with righteous indignation --- not against Beijing --- against the kop ... but the truth will out --- last week City of Vancouver bureaucrats admitted the Chinese Communist Party was meddling --- delivering marching orders to deny citizens their rights of expression...
Vancouver government lets Chinese government censor billboard messages ... Francis Bula ...
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".... the History Channel refused to broadcast it in the United States. (In Canada, The Kennedys is airing on History Television in the company of Swamp People and Ice Road Truckers, which are to history what Don Cherry is to philosophy.) " - Andrew Cohen
Shameless media gaga --- all the palaver about Camelot --- a Jack Kennedy far removed from the trophy politician son of a scoundrel gone mad on egoism --- the myth itself has now fallen victim to a dose of mythitis beesum ...
Canadian telecable monopoly produces another fairy tale bust --- "The Kennedys" ... Globe and Mail ...
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"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion." - Steven Weinberg
The learned laws say that you can't cry 'fire' in a theatre or soak someone's house in gasoline and throw in a match ... so how can this nutty preacher in Florida get away with burning the Koran in front of 50 religious nuts and killing 25 people in Afghanistan ...
Florida religious nut kills 25 - number rising ... Globe and Mail ...
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"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy." - H. L. Mencken
The managers of an Ottawa homeless shelter claim that they can improve the heath of and reduce the harm to poor besotted drunks by feeding them plenty of booze -- of course --- it's waving a red flag in front of every puritan do-gooder in the country...
The best way to help alcoholics --- feed 'em alchohol ... The Montreal Gazette ...
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"Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome." - T.S. Elliot
The whole aim of the telecable monopoly is to chain your consumer to telecable wires and idiot boxes --- now Netflix has made a deal with Paramount --- a consumer can watch whatever he wants whenever he wants it --- leavin' the monopolists out of the loop...
Telecable monopoly broken --- Netflix secures movie deal ... Jamie Sturgeon ...
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"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year." - Carl Sagan
Video foiled kanada's keystone kops's fumbled kovering up of the murder of Robert Dziekanski, terminated a Mubarak dynasty in Egypt, is democracy's strongest ally...
Videos --- technology that's shaken the world ... Jody Paterson ...
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"The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process." - George Gallup
Ordinary Canadians are wary of Stephen Harper's dictatorial instincts but do not like Michael Ignatieff...
Canadians don't trust Harper for majority government --- detest Ignatieff ... John Ibbitson ...
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"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought" - Simon Cameron
Erik Bornman, the B.C. Liberal party's "communications director", admits he bribed crooked bureaucrat Dave Basi. But B.C.'s Liberal government won't prosecute Bornman...
B.C.'s Liberal government refuses to charge Liberal lobbyist with bribery ... Victoria Times Colonist ...
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"If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch" - Jesus Christ
Canadian media have built a plaster saint out of Calgary's new mayor --- sadly, his feet are made of clay --- to monger votes he has abandoned science and deflourinated Calgary's water supply...
How Calgary's new mayor mugwumped and ignored science -- now there's no more fluoride in Calgary's water ... Tom Flanagan ...
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"The Harper government uses cabinet confidence the way the Nixon administration used executive privilege. " - Patrick Martin
$16 billion fighter jets, cutting taxes to Tory friends --- what bothers Canadians even more is Stephen Harper's obsessive/compulsive secrecy....
Harper keeps Canada in dark --- to his own peril ... John Ibbitson ...
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"Competition is a sin." - John D. Rockefeller
No one knows the TeleCable monopoly's real costs of providing internet service. Except the Canadian Radio Television Commission and they'll never tell...
Shaw defects from the Big Talk monopoly --- stops imposing limits on net use ... Gillian Shaw ...
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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on." - Winston Churchill
The Canadian Radio Television Commission (CRTC) if it ever had a legitimate purpose has long out-lived it. Its purpose is not to protect the public --- its purpose is to preserve the CRTC...
CRTC changes will invite crooked financial reporting, accountant warns ... Gloria Galloway ...
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CRTC wanted to enrich a few companies while damaging the economy and the rights of users ... Victoria Times Colonist Editorial ...
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