Not Just the Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada sign now

To: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Every Saturday the 7:00 PM Eastern Time game, on Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), involves the Toronto Maple Leafs. In Montreal or in Ottawa, the Senators or the Canadiens could be playing a game but the only game broadcasted by the CBC is the Leafs game. The CBC recently began broadcasting Ottawa Senators games regionally but these games can only be viewed in Ottawa, nowhere else in Canada. The only time that the 7:00 PM game is nationally televised involving the Senators, is when they play the Leafs.

In the 2005/2006, out of the 27 week schedule 100\% of the time there is a Leaf's game. 18.52\% of the time there is a regional Senators game, only broadcast in the Ottawa area. 29.63\% of the time there is a Senator's game nationally televised, for a total of 8 games. Two of these games are against Edmonton and Calgary, broadcast at 10:00 PM EST after a Leafs game and the other time against Montreal, broadcast at 2:00 PM EST before a Leafs game. 18.52\% (5 games) are games which see the Leafs battle the Senators. As you can probably now see, the CBC is misrepresenting Canada by a very large sum.

Every Saturday, CBC broadcasts a West coast game, after the East coast game. There are three Western Canadian hockey teams, like in the East. The only difference is that each week a different Western hockey team has a game shown on CBC, if one of the two teams is playing one another, whereas in the East every Saturday the Leafs are shown nationally.

We the undersigned believe that we as Canadians all pay federal taxes which help fun the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and therefore the CBC should broadcast a fairer representation of Canada as a whole, not just focus on one city. We the undersigned feel that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission should require that the CBC proportionally represent the entire nation of Canada in their hockey broadcasts rather than focus on a small percentage of the country.

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