At the same time the TQS television network announced it plans to shut all its newsrooms, the Charest government has announced it wants to control telecommunications in the province. Premier Charest explained the TQS decision is one of the reasons why Quebec needs its own CRTC.
In its lead editorial this morning, the Gazette is flatly opposed to Quebec’s having its own CRTC. “Quebec politicians are once again revealing unseemly eagerness to stick their fingers into federal matters, of which telecommunications is one.”
But despite the fact that immigration is a federal matter, Quebec governments have asked for and received considerable control over immigration in the province.
Could not a similar agreement be reached with Ottawa which would see Quebec gain a measure of control over the province’s radio and television industries?
Do you agree?