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The Canadian Content

This is a short film about the problems with Canadian television, and how we can fix them. It was presented as an intervention at the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” hearings on September 19th 2014 at Gatineau, Quebec. The video received … Continue reading

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Why hasn’t this site been updated for so long?

As some of you may have noticed, this Web site hasn’t been updated since Christmas of 2012, and the live streams have been shut down last spring. The progress of the television channel has pretty much followed the same path. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! All of us at The Canadian Public would like to wish everyone plenty of health and prosperity in the new year!

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The Star Wars Holiday Special – REQUEST DENIED

We’ve received an answer from LucasFilms concerning our request to broadcast The Star Wars Holiday Special. It was rejected. On a more positive note, the rejection letter was short, very diplomatic, and to the point. In a world where rudeness … Continue reading

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New Live Feeds Available

Along with our existing Eastern broadcast feed, we’ve now added a Pacific broadcast feed. The difference between the two feeds is three hours. The content remains the same. Next project: Video-On-Demand.

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The UBB Deception – Internet Surveillance

This pre-release video is for an upcoming campaign by OpenMedia against the Canadian government’s plan to include “Lawful Access” legislation in the upcoming Crime Omnibus Bill, which would allow law enforcement officials to gather information about a person’s activities on … Continue reading

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May 2nd is Voting Day

Today is Voting Day in Canada. If you’re a Canadian citizen, and you’re 18 or over, you’re most likely eligible to vote. You can register to vote at the polling station if you’re not already registered. Bring your voting card … Continue reading

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The UBB Deception

A new video from a new sister YouTube channel, all about UBB or Usage-Based Billing. Now with a very smelly follow-up video! YouTube channel Web site

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New Show – Armchair Directors

We’ve received a new show contribution this week: Armchair Directors! Armchair Directors are real movie reviews from real filmmakers. Crandall and Mercy are two independent filmmakers who bring their love of writing/directing to the table to review the latest movies … Continue reading

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Recent Odds and Ends

Here are a few recent items of interest. The recent CRTC decision on Usage Based Billing or UBB definitely affects us. Essentially, UBB is a way for large incumbent telecommunications companies such as Bell to impose an abusive pay-per-usage scheme … Continue reading

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