CRTC’s Views of Corporate Executives

Extract of Speech by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, Canadian Club, Toronto, February 17:

Jean-Pierre BlaisI fear those who manage media – the corporate executives, accountants, lawyers and MBAs – have lost touch with their audiences. Analysts on Bay Street focus on quarterly results, profits, balance sheets, share prices and other calling cards of private wealth.

They do not care nearly as much about the health of costly endeavours that preserve the wealth of our democracy.

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4 responses to “CRTC’s Views of Corporate Executives

  1. Blais’ candid appraisal of powerful media interests resembles the Pope’s attack on those Republicans calling for a wall not a bridge. Francis said they’re not Christians. However it’s unlikely Blais’ equally principled words will provoke a Trump-like response. This, after all, is Canada…

  2. Unfortunately, the CRTC is all talk, no action. And if there is action against corporate interests, the government will overrule them. What a country!

  3. Of course they don’t care about such things. They are paid to make sure that shareholders get maximum profit.
    Politicians don’t care They like media to focus on making a profit and that tailors its message to the demands of the influential.
    Big business does not care. They too like media to focus on making a profit and that tailors its message to the demands of the influential.
    If you want to focus on those things that make a healthy democracy, you have to focus on those people who benefit and want a healthy democracy.
    That is YOU!
    Unless the citizenry acts – by demanding such things be considered important by politicians, big business and the media on pain of not voting for the politicians, not accepting big business outcomes and not buying the painfully biased products of the media, things will only get worse.
    Maybe it’s time to drop out and get a life.