Local TV Matters Opening Remarks
January 21, 2016

We would also like to thank the Government, and particularly Minister Moore for providing this platform for Canadians to express themselves.  They did.  In record numbers.  And the results were overwhelmingly clear.

Canadians have spoken. They want affordable access to a diversity of Canadian services – including their local television services.

This is the first time our three organizations have sat jointly before this Commission. While we may not agree on all issues, we have common cause regarding the importance of the issues you are considering today and the sense of urgency we all feel regarding those matters.  To that end, our presentation is brief and to the point.

We have divided our presentation into three areas, which we believe go to the heart of the current proceeding:

  1. Affordability;
  2. Accessibility; and
  3. Sustainability.