T&T wants monopoly on local news

In today’s We Say segment of the Times & Transcript, they once again called for the abolishment of the CBC. If this happened, we would be relegated to getting local news from either the T&T or the 60 second blast of news provided by the rock ‘n’ roll stations.

The T&T already has a monopoly on the English language local written news. Now they want a monopoly on all the news.

I propose a different scenario. I think the CBC should branch out into newspapers. I think they should write a daily newspaper that competes directly with the T&T. This daily would provide meaningful economic and social news. It wouldn’t be afraid to raise the tough issues. It wouldn’t try and push a single minded agenda like our friends at the T&T.

Wouldn’t that set Al Hogan’s britches ‘a burnin’.