"CTV, CBC and Global TV are trying to convince Canadians that local TV is in trouble. What they're really doing is trying to push through a TV tax on all Canadians for programming you get for free today.
They want this extra charge because they've misspent the hundreds of millions of dollars they've already received from taxpayers, cable and satellite companies. In total, cable and satellite companies pay $250 million a year in program funding to assist local broadcasters in producing Canadian television programs – as much additional funding as is provided by the Canadian government. Where does that money come from? It comes from the Canadian taxpayers.
The major broadcasters won't even commit to using the new money to produce new local content. That's why the CRTC has already turned them down twice.
None of us can afford to keep bailing out companies who don't know how to control their spending. Help us hold the broadcasters accountable.
Visit SHAW.CA/NoTvTax to get the facts and make your voice heard."
I strongly urge all Canadians to really understand the facts before making a decision. My personal opinion is this (and please bear in mind as I state this opinion my political views lean towards Democratic Socialist): Bailout money given to the Big 3 is a huge waste of Canadian taxpayers money!