moved for leave to introduce Bill C-325, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act (designation of cable channels).
Madam Speaker, we really should do this one right away because it gets rid of a terrible irritation for consumers of cable television, where the CRTC forces suppliers, like Rogers or Shaw, to reallocate channels on the band of one, channels 2 to 13. It creates great annoyance for consumers.
This would remove the CRTC's power to do that and allow cable companies to negotiate cable channel positions based on viewer preferences.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)