I'm going to need a stopwatch soon.
The pipes are not dumb. Eighty-three percent of the gross revenue in the broadcasting sector is controlled by four or five major companies. Ninety percent of our Internet access is controlled by those same companies. And 97% of our mobile industry is controlled by those very same companies. So they're not dumb; they're actually pretty smart.
We have made three requests. First, recognize small and truly independent broadcasters as unique and valued within the system; second, give us a fair hearing and give us our day in court on 9(1)(h) and carriage; and third, lend us your assistance so that we can find ways of using the tools we have, like the Canada Media Fund, to support and sustain this diversity of voices in ownership.