We did the same thing four years ago, when CTV bought Shaw and, after that, when Canwest bought Alliance Atlantis. We saw that there were broadcaster mergers occurring. What were the implications of that for the diversity of voices? Did we have rules in place? Were they adequate? Was there something we should do? Our fear was that everyone would be controlled by two or three persons. After holding consultations, we devised the rules I referred to at the beginning of my presentation. The mechanisms were new. For example, we considered the idea that a key broadcaster does not control everything; one company should not own all the daily newspapers, the radio station and the television station at the same time, in a single market. We said no. At least we have the right to two types of opinion media. That also applies to the small cities and towns.
On November 18th, 2010. See this statement in context.