Corcoran and the CRTC

Charlie Smith of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight wondered whether libertarian columnist Terence Corcoran, for whom broadcast regulators (well, most regulators) were favourite targets, continued to excoriate the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission after CanWest took over his employer, the National Post.

Noted Smith, “Corcoran found himself in the uncomfortable position where if he ripped into the CRTC for favouring private Canadian broadcasters over their American counterparts, he might harm the interests of his new employer, Canwest Global Communications Corp.” Smith searched the newspaper for “Corcoran Canwest” and turned up zip. He speculated, “Perhaps Corcoran doesn’t get quite so fired up anymore about the private broadcasters looking for help from the government. Or maybe he’s just moved on to more compelling topics.”