Government Of Canada
Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC),
Office Of The Secretary General
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N2
Canadian Nationalist Party
PO Box 490, Redvers, Saskatchewan, S0C 2H0
DATE: January 20th, 2021
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC),
Please accept this appeal on behalf of the Canadian Nationalist Party (CNP) to withhold renewing, and revoke immediately, any broadcasting license of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as part of the public hearing which began on January 11th of this year (Process Number 2019-379).
We have reason to believe that CBC is willfully neglecting its journalistic mandate as a public broadcaster and is acting in violation of The Broadcasting Act Of 1991.
There is no function of a country’s media more important than to inform its citizens. Yet, our public media broadcaster CBC has, thus far, totally neglected to inform the public our lawsuit proceeding through the highest court in Saskatchewan which claims that the Government Of Canada has failed to uphold its democratic mandate after federally-sanctioned political parties were excluded from the most recent 43rd Federal Election.
During the 43rd Federal Election, the Canadian Nationalist Party requested and was denied (ubiquitously and without exception) the liberty of hosting a public event to communicate electoral policies to voters after the issue of the writ (September 11th, – October 21st, 2019). Not a single request made was honoured. This fact weighs in favour of our aforementioned claim, that the Government Of Canada has failed to uphold its democratic mandate. Since then, we have filed a lawsuit, submitted a formal complaint to the office of the Ombudsman, and requested to CBC directly for an interview on this matter as these developments are undeniably in the public interest. The fact that CBC has neglected to inform Canadians of these developments thus far is entirely unacceptable and provides reasonable grounds to conclude they are acting in violation of their articles of incorporation.
The Broadcasting Act 1991, states clearly in Section 3 that the broadcasting system shall be effectively owned and controlled by Canadians, shall provide a public service essential to the maintenance and enhancement of national identity and cultural sovereignty, and should serve to enrich the political fabric of Canada. Additionally, where any conflict arises between the objectives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it shall be resolved in the public interest, and where the public interest would be equally served by resolving the conflict in favour of either, it shall be resolved in favour of a shared national consciousness and identity. As a federally-sanction political party that has touted the importance of national identity since our very inception, we view neglecting to inform the public of our lawsuit which claims the Government Of Canada has failed to uphold its democratic mandate as a violation of The Broadcasting Act of 1991.
In recognition that this act is binding on Her Majesty The Queen, we also submit that the willful violation of these policies may be grounds for civil asset forfeiture and more general civil liability.
We submit to the CRTC that CBC is not only failing to uphold their stated mandate of Journalistic Standards and Practices – code of ethics and practice, but violating their articles of incorporation, The Broadcasting Act of 1991, and therefore must not be granted a broadcasting license renewal by your agency, but have it revoked immediately, until the public is adequately informed of our claim that the Government Of Canada has failed their democratic mandate.
Signed and sworn by on this 20th day of January, 2021 in the municipality of Redvers, Saskatchewan: