CRTC wants to levy fines

The Globe reports that the CRTC is pushing for the power to levy fines, spurred on by a botched 911 call. Up to now, the worst it could do was lift a station’s license, which it has done just once, to a Quebec radio station whose shock jock, in the opinion of CRTC, went too far. If it does get the power to levy fines to media it licenses, one wonders if that will provide another means for people with complaints about media to take action.

Globe and Mail, July 31, 2008