With regard to the FairPlay proposal, I know you and others have referred to it as the “Bell proposal”, but it's not. That doesn't reflect the broad constituency of members of the various participants in the cultural community that have participated actively: actors' unions, guilds, production companies, theatre festivals, and broadcasters. It really is quite a broad coalition of participants, and I think that reflects the understanding among the industry of just how serious the piracy problem is in Canada and what a threat it is to the cultural industries that employ thousands of Canadians.
In terms of the proposal itself, it's not a net neutrality issue. As Minister Bains has said, net neutrality is about the free flow of legal content over networks. The FairPlay proposal is addressing something that I think everyone agrees is illegal—that is, content theft and copyright infringement.
Given the difficulties of enforcing against copyright pirates, especially those who reside offshore, the FairPlay proposal asks the CRTC to consider whether or not those pirate sources—which are blatant, egregious, commercial sources of piracy—should be blocked. Why is that the remedy? Quite honestly, it's the most practical and expedient remedy: to block these websites as they come in.