RETURNING LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS.

C F I C G R O U P D U N C A N B C C A N A D A.
To; Office of the President Rogers Communication.
Duncan February 18/2019.
To whom it may concern,
We thank you for the letter we received from Rogers, dated February 1/ 2019. However, first, we want to make a statement. Most companies in the world are following the business model of honesty, integrity, and respect, regarding the legal rights of sellers who want to sell the products they want, and for buyers to buy the products they want. But businesses like yours are having different rules, they handle with dominance, oppression, misinformation, and violation of the Law.
Regarding your letter, we have the following to say. Yes, we own the TV set. However, Rogers doesn’t own the signal. Rogers is using the signal to transport programs to customers. There are many broadcasters who are using that signal, as well as service providers. We, the owners of TV sets, are just ordinary buyers of a chosen program. We have nothing to do with regulations, these regulations are affecting only the businesses who are selling the programs. We as customers have the legal right to buy what we want. Nobody has the right to force people to buy only what the seller wishes to sell. Broadcasters are selling programs to us and selling advertising time to advertisers, not to us. Customers are being forced to watch advertising. Advertisers buy airtime from broadcasters. Advertisers then own that bought airtime. Then broadcasters get orders from those advertisers to put that advertising material on OUR screens. In fact, advertisers give broadcasters the order to digitally trespass into our house and make OUR TV set unusable for the purpose we bought it for. Broadcasters are guilty of trespassing and intentionally making our devices unusable for our own viewing pleasure because they occupy our viewing time with their commercial advertising to increase their own profits. Knowing that over 250 companies are buying airtime from broadcasters like Rogers, they must own a huge amount of that airtime. Wondering how they have obtained that huge amount of airtime and how it ends up on our screens. What we know for sure, we, the customers, have not sold any airtime to anyone. We also know that every hour of airtime we have purchased from a service provider is being inundated with commercial messages. Only advertisers have a financial interest in converting programming into commercial messages, but we, customers don’t have any monetary dealings with advertisers. We know the CRTC and broadcasters are allowing the theft of our viewing/airtime by putting that converted content on our screens.We didn’t buy it, we don’t want it. We, the customers/TV unit owners are expecting programming. We do not accept commercial content which only benefits the seller of that commercial content or the buyer of that content. Which television viewer in their right mind would pay for airtime on which limits reasonable viewing time to benefit corporations (broadcasters and advertisers) without compensation to said television viewer/owner? We are not employed by broadcasters nor advertisers, yet clearly we television viewers/owners are being exploited. There is no justice to be found why broadcasters or advertisers allow themselves to be placed in a favored position. You wrote; TV and radio broadcasters are permitted to sell airtime to advertisers to earn revenue. Does that mean we have to accept being inundated with commercial advertising every five to ten minutes? Must we buy so-called programming and added content? Does the Law say we are required to buy it? We want Rogers to proof with the article of Law that we have to accept commercial advertising on our screens. The real advertising time sold by Rogers to advertisers is ending up on our screens. Rogers is selling it a second time as programming to customers, who are actually executing the sale of that airtime. That’s a double dip! No wonder it is a billion dollar industry based in our view on theft. We, the TV viewers/customers are the executors, while Rogers and others are receiving the monetary profits. This is clearly a misuse of corporate power, and a violation of the Antitrust Law. Furthermore, you wrote, Rogers is not providing Cable TV in BC. Yet Rogers is advertising on our screens, taking away valuable watching time and refuse to compensate us as TV unit owners. Rogers is depriving us of watching what we want to watch and is violating our rights. Rogers is selling airtime to the likes of Ford, Nissan, and major banking institutions, but also buying airtime to put their message on our screens. In their correspondence letter, Rogers suggest reading the CRTC primer to understand how advertising works in Canada. But that is not relevant to us because we know exactly how it works. We are the victims of the entire scheme. Is not the television viewers viewing time being exploited? This is a clear indication there is something wrong. The reason is clear, it is content nobody wants to buy, but it is forced upon the TV viewing public. After so many years of wrongdoing, it’s time for real change. It will come. We are waiting, but not very long to receive from Rogers the proof, that we, as owners/ TV viewers have the legal obligations to accept their commercial messages on our screens as a requirement to obtain TV programming.

LAST LETTER TO THE MEDIA MINISTER.

Without Prejudice.
CFIC Group Duncan BC.
To; The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Heritage Canada.
Duncan January 31/2019.
Dear Minister Rodriguez,
In our two previous letters, we have asked you, not to admit commercial advertising on our TV units anymore. To date, you have not met our request and we have not received a reason for rejection. Commercial advertisement is totally focused on obtaining financial benefits but is harmful to people who are being forced to watch them on their screens. Those who place these ads have no respect for the rights and desires of people upon whom they impose their will. We have very good reasons for the request we have made. Advertisers have only money in mind. It is inhumane that we as TV unit owners are deprived of our freedom of choice, while the robbers are awarded tax deduction for their misappropriation. We request that our rights be recognized and protected by our representatives. The reasons for our request are as follows;
1/ The starting process for advertising is illegal. 2/ Abuse of power in the process. 3/ Harassment and harmful. 4/ Violating our property rights. 5/ Abuse of the intended purpose. 6/ Discriminatory. 7/ living off the avails of others.
Explanation of the above # mentioned.
1/ The intention of the advertiser is to place the advertisement on the devices of TV unit owners. The advertiser ignores the TV unit owner, instead, he contacts a company that has the opportunity to place the advertisement on the TV owners units. That company requests payment for placing that material on the TV owners devices yet has not obtained permission from the owners of these devices. Which means, that company is illegally selling the use of the units of the owners, called in legal terms, misappropriation, what is according to the Law comparable to theft.
2/ Advertisers are fully aware of the fact that they do not own the devices they want to use for their advertisement. By ignoring the legal rights from other people’s possessions, they are showing to be above the law and are looking down on the people they exploit for their illegal business enterprise.
3/ TV unit owners have the legal right to use their possessions for the purpose they bought it for, and the legal right not to be deprived of that purpose. While using their devices TV unit owners are constantly interrupted by companies who have illegally bought time from other sources which are causing these interruptions. This is a serious form of harassment, the destruction of pleasure. A financial harmful effect is, TV viewers are paying for these ads since the cost of advertising is added into the final purchase price of the advertised articles.
4/ Nobody has the legal right to use, to rent out or to make available other people’s possessions without permission of the rightful owners.
5/ Advertisers and broadcasters are guilty of abuse of the intended purpose of people’s TV devices. Nobody in the entire world has bought a TV unit set with the intention to allow it to be used as a commercial tool by companies involved in the advertising business. The TV devices are being illegally requisitioned for that purpose.
6/ Only financial powerful companies are able to afford TV advertising ( if it was legal ). This harms small businesses who are unable to carry these costs. Small companies are unable to increase their prices to cover the advertising costs thus putting them in a disadvantageous position. We have to witness the battle between big companies who are trying to get other companies customers and we are forced to listen to the arguments to get them.
7/ Broadcasters, service providers and advertisers are all living off the avails of TV unit owners who have to bear the oppression and abuse of power played out by this sinister business model.
This all, dear Minister, for the love of money from a handful people who have already too much and yet seem to never have enough.
You, dear Minister, have the responsibility for an honest media policy, while commercial advertising, as we have explained to you is not honest. It is oppressing an entire nation, it is harassing an entire nation, and the entire nation wants you to get rid of it. It doesn’t belong in our house. For many people, TV is the only source of entertainment. Think about the lonely, the sick, the elderly to name a few, who must suffer every 5 /10 minutes from interruptions because big money wants more! If you, dear Minister have still any sense of justice in mind, you will grant our request and take action to stop it.

THE BIGGEST “HIDDEN” CRIME COMMITTED IN CANADIAN HISTORY.

( Broadcasters are making billions of dollars by using other people’s assets )

On November 26 / 2013 Rogers Communications and the N H L reached an agreement for a whopping 5.232 billion dollar deal for broadcasting all the NHL hockey games. This agreement was for the most part based on commercial advertising during these hockey games. In one season there are 2542 regular hockey games, approximately 150 preseason games and an additional 200 (more or less) playoff games. On every televised hockey game of 3 hours, viewers are facing between 70 to 80 commercial messages from different companies some more than once. Over an entire season, 200 thousand commercial ads are put on people’s TV screens. Companies who are buying TV time are paying thousands of dollars for their ads, which price depends on the length of the message. The amount of money Rogers is making surpasses many times the amount Rogers is paying the N H L. For Rogers, it is a real money maker! What the N H L  is doing with the money is unclear, all the hockey teams have their own income and expenses and even pay for their compulsory membership to the N H L organization. In this deal the N H L is the seller, Rogers Communications is the buyer. The N H L as sellers know very well why Rogers wants this deal (advertising) and the asking price is based on it. When commercial advertising was not involved, the price was way lower maybe 10 million dollars or less. It is clear, commercial advertising is at the heart of the big deal. Now we come to the point why is this huge deal a hidden crime, made in secrecy.? AS a TV viewer, do you have any connection related to this Roger/N H L agreement? We are certain the answer is NO. Now we are going back to the bargaining tables, on one side the NHL on the other side the Rogers negotiators talking about the games and commercial messages putting on TV screens. After they have agreed on the selling price, the “product” is ready to put on screens. But now they are facing a big problem because they don’t have any screen to use. The screens they want them to put on are OUR screens. Selling hockey games and secretly add the other product to it is against the Law called tied selling. Making deals based on the use of other peoples properties without permission from the owners of these properties (TV units ) is against the Law and compared to theft. Broadcasters like Rogers, have to ask permission to use peoples properties for articles they don’t sell, but they don’t do that because not any TV viewer wants to buy commercial advertising or will give permission to put ads on their screens. They just put it on our screens telling people the big lie, we need it for programming, their program, big profits. ( huge bonuses ) We at CFIC Group are committed ending this misuse of people properties and will do everything it takes to succeed in our efforts.

Please scroll down and read the letters we wrote to the Government.

Comments (appreciated )  to;   actioncleanscreen@gmail.com

WHY ACTION CLEAN SCREEN.

And how we are making media criminals rich.

To get a better understanding about Action Clean Screen we like to share a real story with you. A landlord who wanted to maintain his rental house was looking for the service of a painter to paint it inside and out. When he made a deal with someone to do the job the house just became vacant. When the painter started the job, a few hours later someone was knocking on the door. When he opened the door there was a couple who want to rent the house because there was a little sign in the window saying; house for rent. The painter told them, come in and have look. It will be painted and ready in 2 months. After they saw the entire house they told the painter they are very interested and wanted to make agreements. The painter told them, the rent was $ 1000.- and $ 500.- damage deposit to be paid after signing the documents who were ready to sign the next day. The couple agreed to sign and pay the next day. To make the story short, in one week he was able to rent out the place 12 more times and took off with the money. Not long after that he was arrested for theft and jailed for a long time.
End of story.
If you have requested the service from a service provider like Telus, Bell, Shaw or Rogers, you have given them access to your home for the service you have ordered. But long before they have obtained access to your home, they have already made agreements with other customers ( business owners ) to rent out YOUR privately owned TV units for advertising purposes. They kept the money from that ( theft ) like the painter did. Renting out other peoples assets (property) even without money involved is a serious crime, a criminal act. This ongoing theft is recently reported to the Government but it looks like the Minister involved is protecting these criminals which seriously undermines the Rule of Law.

 

 

NEW ARTICLES IN PROGRESS.

The prosperity of the Canadian citizen is determined by our Government.
A million Canadian kids and half of the First Nation kids are living in poverty and so are their parents.
Canada is one of the richest countries in the world with the most billionaires and multi millionaires in terms of population.
We will publish the following articles in simple understandable wording why this government is failing our citizen.
We have reason to believe this Government is not representing the Canadian citizens but is acting like a corporate ditatorial cartel.
1/ Poverty, a systematically maintained event with no prospect of improvement. The costs and the consequences are enormous.
2/ Raising of interest rates , pure discrimination favouring the rich and hurting the poor.
3/ Saving for retirement and the role Government is playing in it.
4/ D F O, Department for Fisheries and Oceans, a billion dollars tax waste and where D F O really stand for; Defending Fishing Operations.
5/ Are we voting for a Government who are representing the citizen of Canada or, for maintaining a Government that represents corporate Canada.

INFLATION, AN INAPPROPRIATE USED PHENOMENA. THE POOR ARE THE REAL VICTIMS.

Those in power enrich themselves with it. Inflation rate is a big misunderstanding, deliberate falsification of the facts.
Inflation is depreciation/fall in value. Every year inflation or deflation is calculated. Many products and other things changes in value, some become more expensive, but some cheaper. When more products and other things become more expensive and less cheaper, inflation occur. Inflation is expressed in percentages in recent years 2% but these numbers are fabricated and totally unjust.
To get a better understanding from the real facts, a simple example will make it very clear.
Let say the only thing last year became more expensive, gasoline. Every person has paid $ 500.- more than last year. Person 1 is making $ 10.000.- a year , his inflation rate is 5 %. Person 2 is making $ 50.000.- a year , his inflation rate is 1 %. Person 3 is making $ 100.000.- a year , his inflation rate is 1/2 %. As you see the inflation rate settings are totally misused, and is hurting the low incomes the most.
These misleading numbers set and used by Governments and Banks and in most cases by the industry , are contributing to the increase of poverty and the status of the wealthy.

Television advertisements must be stopped immediately, letter posted!.

T H E   T R U T H   I S  W O R T H  F I G H T I N G  F O R.

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W I T H O U T   P R E J U D I C E
C F I C  G R O U P     D U N C A N    B C .

November 11/2018. To: The Honourable Minister of Heritage Canada.
Dear Minister Rodriguez:
On October 19, 2015, the citizens of Canada chose a new Government to represent their interests and not the interests of special corporate groups in our society. We mention the latter for a special reason, as small groups of Law-violating business people impose their will, in a very defined way, on an entire nation. The Canadian TV unit owner purchases the property for entertainment purposes but business people use this venue as a tool for self-enrichment. On July 18, 2018, you were sworn in as Minister of Heritage by our Prime Minister Trudeau to look after our interests which includes the Canadian media. In past conversations with the CRTC, which falls now under your jurisdiction, we have concluded that the CRTC does not hold our interests in mind. They are supporting the commercial interests of the media, in particular, the Canadian broadcasters. In a letter we received from the CRTC on August 25, 2015, the CRTC wrote that “Broadcasters sell ‘advertising time’ to earn revenue but with the unmistaken intention of using our privately owned properties (our TV units) for that purposes, and broadcasters are doing that without our permission. This is misappropriation and in Canadian law compares to theft.
Broadcasters and service providers are also guilty of obstruction of our property rights since we are unable to use our privately owned property all the time for the purpose we bought it for.  Broadcasters and service providers let others, for a hefty fee, take possession of our properties for promoting their businesses. No one else is allowed to rent out, take possession, or to make available someone’s property for the purpose of making money without the owner’s permission as Canadian law prohibits this. Referring to the Bill of Rights 1960 which protects a right to the enjoyment of property and the rights not to be deprived thereof.
Broadcasters also violate the Broadcasting Act, which clearly states that broadcasters are not allowed to alter or curtail programming, and this is something they do on an hourly basis. Broadcasters and service providers have, for many years, enriched themselves in an inadmissible way at the expense of the misguided TV viewer.  Service providers are guilty of deceptive marketing, they are selling programming but not informing their customers that their units are being made available to other customers for commercial purposes like advertising.  We, as subscribers, are left with not only the harassment of unwanted advertisements but also the added cost due to the increased price of the advertised products. This is an added financial expense to the consumer.
Now that we have informed you of this undeniable form of theft, we request that you stand up for the citizens of Canada who have given you their trust to protect not only their interests but also their rights as owners of their properties.  We also ask you not to protect the commercial interest of a small group of Law violating businessman. (namely broadcasters and service providers). We bought our TV units for entertainment purposes and not as a business tool for big companies involved in ‘misappropriation’.
Recently, one of our group members bought a new Samsung TV unit. He asked the seller if there were obligations attached to the use of the device. The seller stated the only obligation to the buyer is paying for the unit and it is yours to enjoy. Upon attempting to use his new TV unit the purchaser found he was obligated to answer some questions on screen in order to access programming. One of the questions asked required that the owner agree that his unit can be used for advertising. There was no other choice given. Failure to answer the question with “yes” prevents access to programming. This unlawful agreement indicates that broadcasters/service providers are clearly using this lack of choice or built-in agreement to mislead the public. Saying ‘yes’ to the question that has no other choice for response is clearly not a choice. Broadcasters/service providers are trying to legalize their unlawful practices.   Most Canadians hate commercials on their screens and many therefore no longer watch TV. In fact, these commercials are totally useless and have only a polarizing effect and of no benefit to the economy.  Canadian broadcasters/service providers who are misusing our properties are serving the greedy desire of companies that are trying to get a bigger part of the public sales at the costs of others. As TV viewers we have to witness this financial game that costs us not only money but creates harassment, domination, and abuse of power, as well as a violation of the Antitrust Law. From a business point of view, we understand their position. These people making money on an advertisement that is paid by viewers and written off as expenses by them. In other words, companies are advertising for free and making money on tax – write-offs (at the costs of taxpayers and potential government revenue). We ask you as our Minister to take action and give back the citizens of Canada their property rights. We also are confident that as our honest and well respected Minister of Heritage, you will take immediate action to do what the Canadian population expect from you, such as representing the citizens of Canada and put an end to the daily harassment we are forced to experience. As Minister, you have accepted the responsibility to respect and apply the Canadian laws for all Canadian citizen. We believe we have the right to demand that the Law will be applied and executed.
God bless you and all other Canadian ministers who hold honesty in high esteem.

CC;
Prime Minister J. Trudeau, Minister of Justice, Mr. M. Bernier, Mr. A.Macgregor, Toronto Stock Exchange TSX, Mr. D. Best, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Bell, Canadian Press, National Post e.o, Our active members, All our members.

 

Duncan December 15/ 2018.
Dear Minister,
On November 15/2018 we send you a letter in which we requested that your Ministry take action against the Canadian broadcasters who are unlawfully using /renting out (without our permission) our privately owned properties for the purposes of financial profiting.
We have so far not received an acknowledgment letter from you or your Ministry stating that our complaint was unfounded. We also have noticed that at this date no action has been taken against these businesses which no TV viewer/ TV unit owner has any business connection with.
Our property rights must continue to be recognized and protected by this Government, however, it is NOT justified that our properties are being misused by companies your Ministry is responsible for. Allowing these law violators to continue with their practices not only undermines our rights but also of the rule of Law.
It is unacceptable that our representatives have opted for the side of the offenders and completely ignore our rights and freedoms from the people who have to give you our trust, but what we notice is that you and your Ministry are prioritizing the financial interest of these offenders.
If you, dear Minister not take immediate action against ( in our view ) the misuse of our privately owned properties, we are afraid that we must accept the embarrassing suspicion that our Minister, who is supposed to protect the interest of the Canadian citizens, in fact, the criminal practices of broadcasters defends and approves, an unacceptable situation.
We will take all steps available to us to protect our civil rights and control over our properties if your Ministry fails to do it.

 

A C T I O N C L E A N S C R E E N E X P L A I N E D.
When people watching TV programs, commercial advertising is broadcast in between those programs every 5 to 10 minutes. Why are these commercial ads there? Because of a deal between 2 parties, the advertiser and the broadcaster/service provider.
There was a day in the past those two parties came together to negotiate a deal with as center peace the TV units of Canadian citizens. One party want to use them for advertising, the other party for making money. However, both parties had a common problem, neither one of them was the TV unit owner. Despite knowing this ongoing deal was in violation of the Law, both parties ignored their responsibilities. Now they must face the consequences of their criminal practices.