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Leveson creates "favourable background conditions" to address Canadian media scheme

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Leveson creates "favourable background conditions" to address Canadian media scheme PR Newswire TORONTO, June 21, 2012 TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A former Canadian

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Leveson creates "favourable background
conditions" to address Canadian media
scheme
PR Newswire
TORONTO, June 21, 2012
TORONTO
,
June 21, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
A former Canadian broadcasting industry insider, who is alleging a long-term
case of systemic corruption involving several media companies and
Canada's
federal broadcasting regulator, attributes the Leveson Inquiry with creating
"favourable background conditions" for him to publicly address a media
company subsidy scheme that has cost citizens more than
$C 1.2 billion
.
Keith Mahar has requested the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
permit him to testify about the governance issue involving officials at the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He has
already provided copies of several related documents to the parliamentary
committee, including a copy of a letter from his legal counsel Paul Armarego to
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, dated
31 May 2010
.
A copy of this letter is posted on http://www.keithmahar.com.
Prime Minister Harper was notified by Armarego that the CRTC enacted an
unprecedented subordinate law, one effectively granting media proprietors the
right to overcharge millions of consumers for cable television service and
redistribute wealth to themselves, without the requirement of any work being
done in return for the revenue.
Mahar was formerly employed by CHUM Limited for his specialist knowledge of
the cable television industry and its regulation by the CRTC. As a result of his
opposition to this scheme, MP Libby Davies asked questions about citizens being
overcharged for cable television service by more than
$C 1.2 billion
in the
House of Commons on
8 February 2008
. It is Mahar's assertion that the Hon.
Jim Abbott misled Parliament in response.
For further information:
http://www.keithmahar.com