The CRTC has completely lost its way. Instead of promoting rules that make it easier for falsehoods to be disseminated in the media (as they are) or for internet costs to be allowed to sky rocket (as they are), the CRTC should be watching out for the public's interests in matters like informing Canadians about the risks associated with technologies like texting while driving, and calling upon the industry they regulate to get that message out to consumers and the general public.
Instead, notice that Bell Canada has a massive public relations campaign currently running that is focused on mental health issues, while ignoring one very real issue that goes to the core of its business, namely the dangers of texting while driving, and that Bell Canada has a moral responsibility to address, unlike the mental health issue. Contrast Bell Canada with AT&T in the US who should be applauded for the campaign they have launched that deals with the very real dangers of texting while driving:
WATCH AT&T VIDEO HERE.
Meanwhile the misguided priorities of MPs in Ottawa is not to protect Canadians and all of society from the dangers of those who are foolishly texting while driving, but rather worried about television commericals being too loud (as they are). Talk about a classic case of LOL.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Posted by Brent Fullard at 10:49 AM