In the news: Media mergers

From the Georgia Straight:

  • Should average citizens be concerned if the CRTC allows CTVglobemedia and Canwest to swallow more stations?
    “Obviously, this sale would deal a crippling blow to television markets across the country, opening the door to massive layoffs and relocation of existing workplaces to larger centres,” [Sally] Poulsen claimed in her submission, which is posted on the CRTC Web site ( “While this does concern me–especially given that I am currently an employee of CHUM Limited, and a former employee of Craig Broadcasting–it is far from my greatest worry. I believe this sale would be detrimental to Canadian television viewers, severely limiting their choices in an already pared-down environment.”