John Tory as Rogers’s rabbit
Re John Tory Doesn’t Seem To Get What A Conflict Of Interest Is, by Jonathan Goldsbie ( NOW, February 5).
Tory apparently thinks his letter to the federal cabinet supporting Bell’s bid to stifle competition for its next- generation high- speed internet service can be justified on the grounds that he’s a “free-enter priser” whose “stance on the issue was a sincere matter of principle to him.” This line sounds as if it might have been taken right from the Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act itself. A classic law-yerspeak spin job.
Tory the “free- enterpriser” might want to know that Merriam-Webster defines free enterprise as “free dom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation neces sary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in bal ance.”
That’s all the CRTC is doing with its decision. End of story. Roger( s) dodger, over and out. Robert McBride