SUN News Network is applying for a mandatory carriage license. If obtained, this license would allow all Canadians to have access to SUN news in their basic cable packages. Currently you must pay to add the channel to your cable service.
CTV and CBC were given this kind of license when they first began broadcasting, so all SUN is asking is the chance to have a level playing field.
PAFE supports SUN's application because this network covers more educational stories of interest to our supporters than any other newscaster.
We are asking you to take a few minutes to write a letter to the CRTC asking them to grant SUN's application for a mandatory carriage license.
SUN has a deep field of informed education reporters. PAFE relies especially on Brian Lilley and Michael Coren to cover issues related to Ontario's Catholic schools. For a refresher on some of the issues SUN has reported on this year, see the PAFE sample letter reproduced here in part:
Ontario’s Separate School issues
As parents of school-aged children, Brian Lilley and Michael Coren understand the issues facing Catholic schools. The thirty percent of the population who send their children to Catholic schools can rely on them to respectfully cover issues specific to the Catholic boards. PAFE appreciates Lilley's work this September, for example, on an Ottawa public school Trustee's call to merge the public and Catholic boards.
Please allow SUN the opportunity to reach parents who can’t afford the privilege of paying extra for SUN but who rely on educational coverage only SUN carries. All parents contribute to the tax burden that supports our schools and all parents deserve to be informed about how the schools are supporting their children!
Check our the sample letters below by clicking the blue down arrows.