Dissolve the CRTC

Dear Minister of Industry,

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) was created for the purpose of ensuring broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public and ensure that Canadians have a wide variety of options to create and view works of media or communicate across the country and the entire world.

We, the undersigned, believe that the CRTC has become a burden on the Canadian public and are failing to perform their duties in the interest of the Canadian public and that of a fair and unbiased telecom policy.

CRTC chair interviewed on Net Neutrality

CRTC chair person Mr. Konrad Von Finckenstein was interviewed this afternoon on the NN ruling by Jesse Brown, a Canadian writer and broadcaster. Jesse's twitter contained several disturbing answers from Mr. Finckenstein himself.

Firstly, Mr. Finckenstein "hasn't seen any studies" that Canada is falling behind on broadband. Apparently he has not been keeping up in the news. In recent months there have been several studies from Oxford and Harvard among others. This doesn't bode well for the man responsible for managing the commission.

Summary and analysis of latest CRTC decisions: Traffic management practices and Usage Based Billing

The CRTC today issued guidelines on Net Neutrality and the ruling on Usage Based Billing. Here is a summary of the issues presented.

Net Neutrality Guidelines

Late last year the CRTC issued a public proceeding which took place in the first part of this year. The purpose was to examine ITMPs (Internet traffic management practices) adopted by ISPs such as Bell and Rogers and determine whether such practices are consistent with the Telecommunications Act. After the public proceeding, the CRTC decided to implement guidelines on Net Neutrality.

Getting involved in the campaign

I'm proud to announce we have begun our marketing initiates starting with a poster on internet access, UBB and net neutrality. Feel free to post it around your community (with permission of course!) and help spread the word of our campaign. Over the coming weeks we will be adding more details on how to get involved.

Follow this link for all of the details: http://dissolvethecrtc.ca/node/20

Canada's Internet Explained

Check out this video from saveournet.ca. It explains net neutrality and explains how it affects you. This is one of the issues we are fighting for with the CRTC.

Radio interview today on News 91.9 Moncton and 88.9 Saint John

I was asked to be interviewed on "The Drive with Dan Ahlstrand" on News 91.9 Moncton and 88.9 Saint John. It will be on 3:05 PM Eastern or 4:05 PM Atlantic. Listen at news919.com or news889.com.

Guidelines on petition signatures

I have noticed a good number of signatures that were not properly submitted. Please remember to use your full first and last name. Also use a valid email address so you receive a confirmation. I will be cleaning up the signature list in the next few days.

Radio interview tonight on 770 AM CHQR

I was asked to be interviewed on "The World Tonight" with Greg Bohnert on 770 AM CHQR in Calgary. I will be on at 6:40 PM Mountain time (8:40 PM Eastern).

If you'd like to listen live here is the link: http://radiotime.com/station/s_31172/AM_770.aspx

In response to Michael Henessy, SVP Telus Regulatory

Mr. Henessy,

Thank you for the exposure and serving an example of why we need a commission with more regulation. I would like to take the opportunity to present our side of the story.

Tell a Friend

For the purpose of spreading the word, we have prepared an email template you can use to tell your friends, family or colleagues.

Dear [name] or [family/friends/associates],

Welcome to dissolvethecrtc.ca. The focus of this website is to show the Canadian public how the CRTC has abandoned its mandate to serve us in favour of protecting corporate interests. NOTE: This site is not actively maintained. You may still sign the petition but the signatures will not be used for any purpose.