Make the Cable Companies Honour their Commitments to the CTF

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting have sent out a call for people to write their MP about the Canadian Television Fund.

Back in 1993, the CRTC allowed the cable monopolies to keep a special fee that they had charged their customers in previous years. The only condition was that the companies contribute half of that amount to a cable production fund, which became the Canadian Television Fund in 1996. Since agreeing to this arrangement in 1993, Shaw, Vidéotron and other distribution companies have pocketed the other half of their subscribers' funds - amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars - with the blessing of the CRTC.