RE: BCE APPLICATION TO PURCHASE CTV
Bell is one of Canada’s largest communications companies. As such, it must be a leader in accessibility for all Canadians, including Canadians who are
blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted. BCE has offered to buy CTV’s over-the-air and specialty television services and its radio stations, for
$3.2 million. The AEBC is concerned that Bell has not built any information regarding plans for expanding accessibility into its purchase proposal. This
lack of information and concrete steps makes it impossible for the AEBC to support Bell’s application as it is currently constituted, and we request
the opportunity to appear at the public hearing to further outline our position.