TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - A request has been made by former
broadcasting industry insider Keith Mahar to the Standing Committee on
Canadian Heritage for permission to address allegations of a
billion-dollar case of systemic corruption, one involving cable
television companies and the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Mahar has already provided copies of several related documents to the
parliamentary committee, including a copy of a letter from his legal
counsel Paul Armarego to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, dated 31 May
A copy of this letter is posted on http://www.keithmahar.com.
Prime Minister Harper was notified by Armarego that the CRTC enacted an
unprecedented subordinate law, one effectively granting prominent
businessmen the right to overcharge millions of Canadians for cable
television service and redistribute wealth to themselves, without the
requirement of any work being done in return for the revenue.
Mahar was formerly employed by CHUM Limited for his specialist knowledge
of the cable television industry and its regulation by the CRTC. As a
result of his opposition to this scheme, MP Libby Davies asked
questions about citizens being overcharged for cable television service
by more than $1.2 billion in the House of Commons on 8 February 2008.
It is Mahar's assertion that the Hon. Jim Abbott misled Parliament in
SOURCE Public Interest Advocate (Australia)
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