Sunday, 11 August 2013

RE BCE and Jean-Pierre Blais of the CRTC versus the mindless Chucky Leblanc , Andre Faust and Randy McKeen

From: Susan Hutton <>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:45:54 +0000
Subject: Automatic reply: RE BCE and Jean-Pierre Blais of the CRTC
versus the mindless Chucky Leblanc , Andre Faust and Randy McKeen
To: David Amos <>

I am travelling outside the country and will return on Wednesday,
August 14. Please note I will have NO access to email or telephone
service from August 7-11. In the meantime, if your matter is urgent,
please call my assistant Sonja Capustinsky at 613-566-0522 or my cell
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From: David Amos <>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:45:43 -0300
Subject: RE BCE and Jean-Pierre Blais of the CRTC versus the mindless
Chucky Leblanc , Andre Faust and Randy McKeen
To: "jean-pierre.blais" <>,
"martine.turcotte" <>,, oldmaison <>, andre
<>, "terry.seguin" <>,
"Jacques.Poitras" <>, acampbell
<>, "mclaughlin.heather"
<>, "mckeen.randy"
<>,,,,,,,, "Kory.Teneycke"
<>, Jessica Hume <>,
"" <>, "greg.weston"
Cc: David Amos <>

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Amos" <>
To: "jean-pierre.blais" <>
Cc: "David Amos" <>; "pm" <>;
"justin.trudeau.a1" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:08 AM
Subject: Fwd: Fw: RE BCE, Cogeco, Quebecor, Astral and Jean-Pierre
Blais of the CRTC

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From: David Amos <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:17:06 -0300
Subject: Fwd: Fw: RE BCE, Cogeco, Quebecor, Astral and Jean-Pierre
Blais of the CRTC
To:, "david.akin"
Cc: David Amos <>,,

"More than one story emanating from Ottawa yesterday revealed the
casual relationship between the Harper Conservatives and the truth,
not to mention the special role Sun News Network plays in helping the
party manufacture "facts" for public consumption."


Janice Neil
Title: Associate Professor
Telephone:416-979-5000 x2787
Email Address:

Sun TV head Luc Lavoie: "I don't have a social mission"

"We look forward to our partnership with Sun News and are pleased to
promote this service to the CCSA membership," says Alyson Townsend,
CCSA President & CEO. "Sun News will be a welcome addition in the
channel line-up of CCSA member companies."

"We're very pleased to have an agreement in place with the CCSA," says
Sun News Head of Development Luc Lavoie. "This will make it much
easier for countless cable providers across the country to bring our
Hard News and Straight Talk to their customers."

Contact Information

J. Serge Sasseville
Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs
Quebecor Media
(514) 380-1864

For further inquiries:
Debbie Randon
(506) 849-1334, ext. 207

Dennis Matthews
Sun News
(416) 720-7944

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:32:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Fw: RE BCE, Cogeco, Quebecor, Astral and Jean-Pierre Blais of the CRTC

Send an email to using the form below.
If you prefer to give us a call, you can reach our office at 1-604-633-2744

--- On Mon, 9/10/12, David Amos <> wrote:

From: David Amos <>
Subject: Fw: RE BCE, Cogeco, Quebecor, Astral and Jean-Pierre Blais of the CRTC
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:59 PM

From: "" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:29:35 -0400
Subject: Out of Office: Tell Mr Lastman to Google the same words the
Feds just used
To: David Amos <>
Out of Office Notification!

Please take note that I am away from the office as of Mon July 23,
2012 returning mid-November 2012. During my absence please continue to
send emails to or phone messages to my phone
line (613-785-6356), as Sylvie Blanchard or Nancy Lance-Mulligan will
be filling in while I'm away and will be happy to help you!

Thank you

Pauline Michaud
Bell Canada
Assistant to Mirko Bibic
EVP, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
F19 - 160 Elgin
Tel: 613-785-6356
Fax: 613-594-4628

Corporate Media Mergers, where have all the journalist gone?
Posted on August 11, 2013 by lefteyex

News Director and Reporter dismissed

By André Faust

Like a cancer out of control Bell Canada Enterprise has consumed
Astral Media and its 80 radio Stations making Bell Canada the largest
media conglomerate in Canada to control radio, television and the
internet. Locally, that resulted in the acquisition of three private
radio stations, The Fox, KHJ, and Capital FM. The Canadian trend is
very much like the what happen in United States during the eights to
the present. In 1983 90% of the American media was owned by fifty
companies, in 2011 the same 90% is owned by 6 companies. Taking into
account the population differences we can say that Canada has mirrored
the media conglomerate experience of the United States.

As a result of Bell Canada's merger with Astral, Bell now has dominant
control over Television, Radio and the internet. What does this mean
for the viewer, the listener and the user? It will mean that the
public will only be exposed to programing and information that is
directed by Bell Canada, its advertisers and other stakeholders such
as government. In essence what the public is only exposed to only
information the conglomerate wants the public to know.

Following the acquisition of The Fox, KHJ and Capital FM, Bell Canada
immediately cut the news positions from The Fox, KHJ, and Capital FM
to replace programing with more music and contests leaving the
listening audience with no news coverage.

In a recent interview, former KHJ News Director Randy Mckeen tells us
"People should be concerned when we do have enough independent voices
reporters, journalist trying to keep our government and corporations
to account".

Citizens should be concerned about the monopolizations of media,
whether it is movies, music, and news. The payoffs for these
conglomerates are an increase in revenues and ability to influence
public perception and thinking and behaviour to suit the economic and
political interests of the stakeholders which doesn't necessarily
represent reality as it is.

The recent move by Bell Canada to dissolve the News department means
that they have effectively removed the chance of independent reporters
and journalist to report news that may not be in the best interests of
the stakeholders. As Randy McKeen says "There are 4,000 communications
officers in governments across the country. This doesn't include the
communications officers in corporate or business, compared to 2,500
journalist in the country". Mckeen further adds when

"You have twice as many people trying to hide or spin the news
then you have trying to get to the news"

, then the media becomes a propaganda machine for the benefit of the

Each time there is a corporate takeover, acquisition or merger of any
competition media or otherwise the net result is a loss of choices for
the public which means a little less democracy for the society that is

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Redden, Zeda" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:43:40 -0300
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: Yo George Cope I am still very
curious if the lawyers Fred Crooks and Maritine Turcotte have learned
the meaning of the word INTEGRITY yet?
To: David Amos <>

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For investor services inquiries please contact Tanya Murphy at
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Amos" <>
To: <>; "acampbell" <>;
<>; <>;
<>; <>;
<>; <>
Cc: <>; "rick.hancox"
<>; <>;
<>; "Bernard.LeBlanc"
<>; "kelly. lamrock" <>;
"Bernard. Theriault" <>;
<>; "securities" <>;
"terry.seguin" <>; "Edith. Cody-Rice"
<>; "oig" <>; "krisaustin"
<>; <>;
<>; "peacocrs" <>;
"brigdit.leger" <>; "lapoinjr"
<>; "Wayne.Lang" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:42 AM
Subject: Yo George Cope I am still very curious if the lawyers Fred
Crooks and Maritine Turcotte have learned the meaning of the word

----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: Romina Sestito
Cc: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:56 PM
Subject: Ron Show this to Joyce this is too funny

What are you trying to do sucker me? I am telling my own tale in
court. I am suing your company, Bell Canada. Get it?

May I suggest that you talk to your own lawyer, Martine Turcotte
and decide what planet you all come from. I just got out of a jail
after being put there by the bastards your lawyers assisted to cover
up the crimes practiced against me. Discuss my troubles with Robert C,
Pozen or Martine Turcotte not me. If you or any of your company wish
to communicate with me, address your concerns to my attorney, Joyce
Richardson. Turcotte should have her number.

If Sunlife ain't figured it out yet as to why I am about to
sue them. They had best check with Jeff Carp about the stuff I sent
him at MFS and his prior association with Hale and Dorr. Jeff Rudman
would be good fella to start with but defintely not the last within
the aforesaid law firm.

David R. Amos

----- Original Message -----
From: Romina Sestito
To: 'David Amos'
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:01 PM
Subject: RE: My turn to tell a tale.

Dear David,

I would like to thank you for your recent email to W-FIVE. We review
every story idea that we receive and give it serious consideration.

At W-FIVE we have a limited number of stories to complete in a year,
and although we do not plan to pursue your suggestion at this time,
your letter will remain on file for consideration at a later date.

We do feel your story is an important one and we appreciate your input.



----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 1:09 AM
Subject: RE: The lack of out "Out of Office AutoReply" last time spoke
volumes to me


I am pissed off at both BCE and the Aliant Strikers. Elizabeth
MacPherson's expertise would have to know no bounds to calm me down
and talk of settling before I sue BCE and many a lawyer working for
the government. She does work for Paul Martin's dudes. Right? Perhaps
she should ask a fella from the other side Rob Moore why that is.
Perhaps Dean Macdonald should call me before I leave Canada. 506 434
1379. I can explain things much clearer than Rob Moore ever could.
Tomorrow I wiil explain myself to some Aliant strikers that know of me
before I go.

I think BCE is playing the same delay type game with me as they
are with the strikers. However when I read that the strikers were
chanting "Where are the politicians?" I laughed. I did stand amongst
the strikers as a politician and you all ignored me. I remember how
rude one of the strikers was when I tried to talk to him in Reggie's
Resturant in Saint John in early June when I wa running for
Parliament. I then went to listen to their leaders speak and just
shook my head and split as the cops and the strikers all looked at me
as some sort of troublemaker. I am certain I could have been of some
help to end their strike against BCE somewhat more quickly. It is not
as complicated as Mr. Hoey suggests. I am awful curious what Aliant
spokeswoman Brenda Reid will have to say about this stuff once she
views it. I will be listening but I have given up trying to talk sense
to my fellow Canadians because I am too busy defending myself from
Yankees. I suspect that the DHS and the FBI will not want to permit
me to stand in court on Sept 3rd. I think they may pounce on me as
soon as I land at the border so I must bring witnesses as I did once

I have released myself from my own promise not forward our
email exchange when I received no auto rely for the last email I sent
to you. Ms. Trurcotte, I suspect you are in the office or not very far
from your email. Afterall you do work for a telecomunication company.

I did not have a favorable meeting with the Police Commissioners
in New Brunswick and I suspect foul play waiting for me when I return
to the USA. Therefore I have decided to send my family back to the USA
first and had them mail the same stuff to Robert C. Pozen while I
remained and mailed the same stuff to you. You should both be
receiving identical mail in two countries at the same time you read
this email. However CTV AM and it's legal expert Steven Skurka has had
this stuff for ten days and I have heard nothing from them or you. If
simple ethical conduct had been applied, I doubt that there would not
have been any delay in contacting me.

I have also elected to inform as many ordinary people as possible
of my plight before I go. Some of those people shall be the Aliant
people out on strike against your company. Perhaps the people that
speak for them will take me a little more seriously now that their
strike has gone on so long and take my stuff to Charles W. White for
me. All my alarms and bells and whistles went off when I saw that he
practiced law in Newfoundland. I would really love to know his opinion
of my doings with the SEC and Putnam Investments. Perhaps he would
like to say hey to Constable Jim Case, Danny Williams, John Crosbie
and T. Alex Hickman for me.

Wheras Mr. Hoey knows so much about so many things related to
telecommunications and is so aften qouted in the media, perhaps he
would like to listen to a few wiretap tapes for the Arar Commission.

David R. Amos

August 26, 2004

Martine Turcotte
Robert C. Pozen
BCE Inc.
c/o Jeffrey N, Carp
1000 de La Gauchetiere ouest.
MFS Investment Management
Bureau 3700.
500 Boylston St.
Montreal. QC H3B 4Y7
Boston MA. 02116-3741

Sir and Madam,

Please find enclosed the hard copy that Ms. Turotte
had requested. It is exactly the same material that I served upon the
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick before I met with the Police
Commission in Fredericton yesterday. The copy of wiretap tape numbered
139 is served upon you in confidence as officers of the court in order
that it may be properly investigated. I have also enclosed a copy of
our recent email exchange, a copy of a letter served upon Gary R.
Greenberg amongst others before I left the USA and returned to Canada
to run for Parliament. There is also enclosed a copy of a summons and
related documents. Obviously I must return to the USA and court on
September 3rd

If no lawyers or law enforcement authorities steps forward
on Sept 3rd at my arraignment and tells the truth, the whole and
nothing but the truth about these matters, I will consider all lawyers
and their companies that I have contacted to be willing participants
in the conspiracy against me. If anyone bothered to check the bottom
line of my Clan's first two complaints you will see that 3 times that
amount is far from chump change. I have no understanding as to why Ms.
Turcotte would call me so promptly after my call to Mr. Pozen asking
for hard copy as soon as possible and then just a quickly take a
vacation and not want the stuff she had just requested. I strongly
suspect that it relates to my last statement to her about the wiretap
tapes. I did not contact Ms. Turcotte first. I called Mr. Pozen. She
called me under his direction from the USA and now it appears that she
wishes to play the game of hear no evil, see no evil and speak
no evil just like W5 and the SEC did years ago. Why else would Ms.
Turcotte not be available until the week after I am to answer criminal
charges against me in another country?

As I stated to Ms. Turcotte during her phone call to me on
August 16th, 2004, I will be providing several original tapes to the
Arar Commission in order to support my allegations before I return to
the USA. I certainly hope that some lawyer in the legal department of
BCE does the right thing for the benefit of their employer before Sept
3rd. Sept 8th is way past to late for Ms. Turcotte, Mr Pozen and I to
confer. After that date I send summons not emails or hard copy of
materials in the mail. I will also release myself from my own promise
and begin forwarding our email exchange around the world. Two can play
the media game. Then perhaps we shall see if the lawyers working for
the Aliant Strikers will know how to read fast and act ethically

Cya'll in Court

David R. Amos

153 Alvin Ave

Milton, MA. 02186

Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: I am curious
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:51:48 -0400

I will be out of the office until September 8, 2004. In my absence
please contact Michel Lalande (514-391-8386 -
for BCE matters and Jean-François Legault (514-870-2899 - or Chris Ginther (416-353-4330 - for Bell matters.

Veuillez noter que je serai à l'extérieur du bureau jusqu'au 8
septembre 2004. En mon absence, veuillez contacter Michel Lalande
(514-391-8386 - pour toute question relative à
BCE et Jean-François Legault (514-870-2899 - ou Chris Ginther (416-353-4330 - pour Bell.

Political pressure mounting to end strike by Aliant Inc. employees

HALIFAX (CP) -The union representing 4,300 striking Aliant workers has
called on Atlantic Canada's premiers to help get both sides back to
the bargaining table.

Dean MacDonald, business agent for the Atlantic Communications and
Technical Workers Union, said Monday the premiers have been silent on
the four-month-old strike for far too long.

"There's over $50 million in wages being taken out of Atlantic Canada
and nobody seems to want to pay any attention to that," said

The request for action came as more than 1,500 employees at Atlantic
Canada's largest telecommunications company marked four months off the
job with a noisy march through downtown Halifax.

The strikers chanted and carried signs that read Where Are Our Politicians?

MacDonald added that while he doesn't want the premiers involving
themselves in federally regulated negotiations, it's important that
somebody speak up about the economic toll the strike is taking.

Rob Batherson, a spokesman for Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm, said the
provincial government is concerned and has taken up the issue with

"What we have been doing is trying to urge the federal minister of
labour to take action and bring both sides back to the table," said

"We will be looking to increase the pressure. It's been four months
and we are very concerned about the impact it's having on Nova

There have been no negotiations since Aliant's 4,300 operators,
technicians and clerical staff went on strike April 23 to back
contract demands. The workers are looking for better health and
pension benefits, higher wages and limits to contracting out.

A brief attempt at exploratory talks with a conciliator broke off
after just two days last month.

Many of the strikers at Monday's march said they are determined to
stay off the job for as long as it takes, but some also expressed fear
for the future regardless of the dispute's outcome.

Charlene Emmett, a customer sales representative, said she didn't
think the strike would last as long as it has.

As a junior member of the company with just four years of service, she
is now fearful of losing her job.

She added that even if she survives, it will be hard to face the 1,800
managers who have been continuing to work in place of the strikers.

"If they weren't doing our work this would have been over a long time
ago," said Emmett.

HALIFAX (CP) - Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm has joined a growing
chorus of politicians calling for a resolution to the long-running
strike at Atlantic Canada's largest telephone company.

However, more than political rhetoric will be needed to end the
four-month-old dispute involving 4,300 workers at Aliant Inc., an
analyst warned Wednesday. Hamm has written to federal Labour Minister
Joseph Fontana, urging him to try to resolve the dispute, said Rob
Batherson, a spokesman for the premier.

The letter encourages federal officials to "step up and use their
power to bring the parties together and reach a settlement that's
fair," Batherson said.

The letter from Hamm, who was not available for an interview, echoed
similar remarks from P.E.I. Labour Minister Elmer MacFadyen.

MacFadyen said Wednesday it's been too long since there has been any
progress in talks between the unions and the federally regulated

"It's time the federal government tried to get them back to the
table," MacFadyen said.

"The last time they met was in July, and now it's coming onto the
first of September."

MacFadyen said the strike has cost the economy of his small province
an estimated $5 million since it began April 23, as operators,
technicians and clerical workers struggle to get by on $250 a week in
strike pay.

Both MacFadyen and Newfoundland Labour Minister Joan Burke said they
have discussed the issue with Fontana.

"It's having an impact on the economy," Burke said. "But more
importantly it's impacting those individual families."

Eamon Hoey, a senior partner with a Toronto-based consulting firm for
telecommunications management, said words of encouragement won't be
enough to sort out the complicated labour dispute between Aliant and
its unions.

"Moral persuasion ain't going to work here," Hoey said.

"If you step in between two individuals having an argument, you'd
better come to the table with something new that's going to make them
sit back, go back to their chairs and say, 'There's a lot of sense to
what this person's saying.'

"The government's got to have something that's going to make that
happen, and I don't think they have."

Hoey said the heads of companies across the country are becoming more
and more frustrated by government interference and what they see as
rules for business that favour unions.

He said companies are doing what they can to compete in a global
market brought on by free trade agreements and other initiatives.

Aliant, a subsidiary of Bell Canada, and its unions are currently
trying to hammer out the company's first collective agreement since
the region's provincial telephone utilities merged in 1999.

Aliant spokeswoman Brenda Reid said the company and unions have been
working with mediators appointed by the federal Labour Department, but
to no avail.

"We appreciate that other people are interested in our situation,
political and otherwise . . . but the fact is we are working very hard
to find a resolution."

Hoey criticized the union for some of its actions, such as encouraging
customers to change their long-distance providers for the duration of
the strike.

"You can't hit the company with a mallet and a four-by-four thinking
they're going to come back to the table when the negotiations are very
complex," he said.

A Nova Scotia legislative committee on economic development has asked
Aliant, the union, and federal labour officials to attend an emergency
meeting in an effort to kickstart talks.

Liberal Russell MacKinnon, chairman of the committee, said there is a
growing sense of frustration with the dispute -both because of the
hardships for strikers and because of problems with service at
strike-bound Aliant.

"There are a considerable number of single-parent families that are
involved with this strike, particularly single mothers, and this is
their only source of income," MacKinnon said.

"This is having a major negative impact. People's lives are being
adversely affected."

Court ruling weakens privacy of e-mail

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

A court case in New Brunswick has prompted legal experts to warn that
e-mail accounts are not nearly as private as many people believe.

The case involves Toronto-based Loblaw Cos. Ltd., which is trying to
find out who has been e-mailing employees salary information about
senior managers in the company's distribution division.

According to documents filed in the Court of Queen's Bench, someone
obtained confidential payroll information for a number of managers and
then sent an e-mail to employees with the details. The company traced
the source of the e-mails to an account with Aliant Telecom, which
provides telephone and Internet service across Atlantic Canada.

This week, after a brief hearing, the court ordered Aliant to give
Loblaw all information about the e-mail account.

Loblaw officials declined to comment on the case. Shane Goguen,
Aliant's lawyer, also declined to discuss the case beyond saying the
company will comply with the order. Loblaw has yet to say whether they
will pursue the matter further in the courts.

The case is one of the first of its kind in Canada, but Michael Power,
an Ottawa lawyer who specializes in privacy issues, said Canadians
better get used to having their e-mail accounts subject to these kinds
of challenges.

"I think you will find more and more lawyers are quite comfortable
seeking electronic evidence and accordingly applying to the courts for
orders seeking the production of information," he said. Internet
service providers "are not immune to this trend and they are really a
target since they may hold information, i.e. e-mails or records of

He added that "in the past [request for e-mail accounts] have come in
the criminal context. But as lawyers get more and more comfortable
with the idea of dealing with electronic evidence you are going to see
it come up more in the civil context."

This week, New York-based Verizon Communications Inc., the largest
phone company in the United States, was forced to give a record
industry trade group the names of on-line subscribers accused of
illegally copying music over the Internet.

Verizon has been locked in a prolonged legal battle with the Recording
Industry Association of America over access to millions of Internet
account holders who download music. The industry group argues it
requires only a subpoena from a U.S. federal court clerk to gain
access to the accounts. Verizon argues that is too easy and is open to
abuse. But so far, the courts have sided with the trade group.

Mary Kirwan, a lawyer with security specialists Kasten Chase Applied
Research Ltd. in Mississauga, said the Loblaw and Verizon cases
demonstrate a new trend in access to on-line accounts.

Internet service providers and telephone companies "are faced on a
global basis with a deluge of requests from law enforcement and
independent watchdogs for the names of subscribers," she said.
"Depending on [the companies'] particular bent and the jurisdiction,
they either give it up quietly or they fight."

Ms. Kirwan and Mr. Power noted that a new federal privacy law comes
into effect in January that will require all companies to secure
confidential information.

"If it's really sensitive information, you better have damn good
security," Mr. Power said. "If it's less sensitive, you better take
care of it and don't leave it lying around in open files."

He added that under the new law, "if you don't follow [security]
benchmarks, you may be considered negligent and then could suffer

August 19th, 2004

&n bsp;
CTV AM legal expert Steven Skurka

75 Prince William St.
Saint John, NB E2L 2B2
Re: Your Expert and my rights
To whom it may concern,
Please forward the enclosed material to your legal expert, Mr. Skurka
at the following address: 11 King Street West, Suite 1100, Suite 420,
Toronto, Ont. M5H 4C7, Phone 416 214-4611. I do not have a lot to say
to him right now. I am just being a man of my word to his associate
that hollered at me and wanted to know my business. I do know my
rights and he should know the law. I expect him to uphold it.
The enclosed material should explain my problems to Mr. Skurka in
great detail. If you wish, please read anything you like but be
careful not to listen to the CD. It is a copy of a wiretap tape
numbered 139 and it is served upon him as an officer of the court in
order that it may be properly investigated. Both Mr. Skurka and I will
have to rely on your ethics. Isn't that interesting? As Mr. Skurka can
see Bell Canada's lawyers may want a hard copy of this stuff because a
lot of it is not in the web site I directed them to.
I will look forward to Mr. Skurka's response. It is a dilemma but if
he applies ethical thought he will be ok by me and be trulyworthy of
the label "legal expert". I must ask you ATV dudes why you did not
bother reporting my bid for a seat in Parliament. You didn't call you
didn't write and you did say shit. Why? I know you don't love me but
please explain why you are worthy of a license to broadcast. Are not
my fellow Canadians entitled to know that I was in the running?
I wonder what would have happened if you had neglected Paul Zed and
failed to tell folks about him. What say you now?
Cya'll in CourtJ
David R. Amos

&n bsp; 153 Alvin Ave.

&n bsp; Milton. MA. 02185
----- Original Message -----
Cc: ;
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:28 AM
Subject: RE: I am curious

Mr. Amos, I confirm that I have received your documentation. There is
no need to send us a hard copy. As you have said yourself, the
documentation is very voluminous and after 3 days, we are still in the
process of printing it. I have asked one of my lawyers to review it
in my absence and report back to me upon my return in the office. We
will then provide you with a reply.

Martine Turcotte
Chief Legal Officer / Chef principal du service juridique
BCE Inc. / Bell Canada
1000 de La Gauchetière ouest, bureau 3700
Montréal (Qc) H3B 4Y7

Tel: (514) 870-4637
Fax: (514) 870-4877

Executive Assistant / Assistante à la haute direction: Diane Valade
Tel: (514) 870-4638

-----Original Message-----
From: David Amos []
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:12 AM
To: Turcotte, Martine (EX05453)
Subject: I am curious


I did not receive a response from you to the last email so I am
not certain if you received it. I must inform you that I will be
closing my briefcase in Yahoo for public view at the end of the week.
I have a great deal of material to add and I only wish certain parties
to view it. I opened it for you the other day as an act of good faith.
Mr. Pozen can check my work in the dockets of the various courts
around Boston they are a matter of Public Record my files are not. As
you can see by this and some following emails. I am very busy dealing
with criminal matters first before filing civil complaints in the USA.
As I told you when you called a lot has been happening. I have made a
lot of cops mad at me and I don't trust them a bit particularly after
the Police Commission is willing to check their work so i have been
busy watching my back and covering my butt. However that does not mean
that I have not thought about our conversation and was
curious about a few things.

I was glad to receive your call and impressed by the fact that
you were more than willing to receive the material and a copy of the
wiretap tape in particular. Your stated willingness to uphold the law
was a rare statement to me. However I was curious why you only
mentioned my voicemail to Mr. Pozen and not the email to your company
and the news program that it owns. Did they not inform you as well? If
they didn't I am not surprised because I have some other rather
interesting denials from the Media. the most interesting would have to
be from the PBS program called Frontline when I introduced its
producer Michael Sullivan to the US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan. Now
that is a story well worth W5 telling. Too bad they showed me their
ass. As a courtesy to you and a further act of good faith, I will not
forward this email to anyone else until after I return to the USA and
nothing has been resolved between BCE and I and I am compelled to
name it in my complaint. I would find it very hard to believe that
Mr, Pozen does not know everything he needs to know about me right

I had also called a lawyer, Steven Skurka who had a week long
little special on CTV . I had tried to inform him that I knew my
rights his assistant hollered at me. You from speaking to me yourself
that I am not a rude character. I found it too funny to be treated
that way and I had resolved to serve him this stuff byway of the local
ATV Station that had presented his smiling talking head to me. That is
why I was telling you that you could get this stuff from the local ATV
station. I found it quite strange that you did not rely on them to
send it on to you. Thus I must make an extra copy to comply with your

I know the date stamp on the forwarded email is incorrect but
that is because my old laptop goes to the first year in it when I boot
up and sometimes I am too busy or tired to bother changing it. However
MSN tracks it with the true date. Brad Smith and I have a bone to pick
as well and I have been checking his work rather closely since he
ignored my letter to him last year. His boss Bill Gates is gonna be
very angry and Brad Smith and Steve Balmer in the near future if I
have anything to do with it. If you do act ethically and immediately I
will settle with your company very cheaply in comparsion to the bottom
lines of my first two complaints. In fact I will be so impressed I
will immediatlely offer you a better job than the one you have now.
Please study the material I will provide you closely and ask me any
thing you wish.

I will do as I promised and send the material you requested as
soon as I can put it all together. Right now I am on the move and far
away from my printer. Is the following your correct address? Perhaps
you should consider sending someone to the my meeting with the Police
Commission in Fredericton next week in order to hear me speak of these
matters to law enforcement before I return to the USA. Once I do
return there I will serve the Mr. Pozen the material as promised and
call him to testify in my pending trial. The following emails should
explain some of my concerns to you. My wife will be in Canada next
week as well to pick up our kids. I will allow you to speak to her if
you wish. She has had a nervous breakdown over the legal crap and I do
have her Durable Power of Attorney pursuant to M.G.L. 201 B. Mr. Pozen
can ask Robert S. Creedon Jr. about that document. I argued it with
him before the entire Judicuary Commitee on Sept. 18th

I will call you in a minute to make certain that you get this and
the following emails.

David R. Amos

Martine Turcotte
1000 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Floor 41
Montreal, Quebec H3B 58H Canada
Tel: (514) 870-4637
Fax: (514) 870-4877

----- Original Message -----
From: moto maniac
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: Thanks for asking

Martine Turcotte
1000 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Floor 41
Montreal, Quebec H3B 58H Canada
Tel: (514) 870-4637
Fax: (514) 870-4877

Re: Robert C. Pozen and the rest of the fellas

I will send the material as you requested and I will send some
forwards of emails sent to others about these matters. The files
contained here are older. Much has happened since I came home and ran
for Parliament. I will return to the USA to begin litigation as soon
as the Canadian authorities assure me that I will not be harassed by
the DHS in the USA.

I have unlocked the files for you. This wicked stuff. Trust me I
am not smart enough to make this up and just dumb enough not to quit
defending our rights and interests. Feel free to ask me anything you
wish in order to stress test my ethics to the max.

I will settle with your company very cheaply if you simply tell
the truth to the Arar Commission and the Media interests that your
company controls do the same for the public benefit. The same holds
true for Mr. Pozen in America. All he has to do is go to Norfolk
Superior Court and start reading what is left of the dockets and then
act ethically immediately. Tell him to say hey to Francis Galvin,
Charles J. Kickham Jr. and J. Owen Todd for me.


----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
Cc: ;
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 1980 4:07 PM
Subject: My turn to tell a tale.

I think is time to let a little something out of the bag for the
benefit of a few Maritimers who think they know something about the
Media.I did notify CBC, the Rogers crowd and Harry Steele's folks that
I knew a little bit about the Media and that I had written a book
about it. Problem is I need an editor and I believe I may have found
one.He comes in the form of a disenchanted newspaper man. But the
thing is I want to put it on the web for all to read for free so there
is no money in it for him. So I guess I wiil sue some big company with
a Prima Facia complaint and settle for a lesser amount out of court.

Lets just say I am looking hard at you dudes. I had zeroed in on the
Yankee media long ago and I am certain folks within the Ottawa Citizen
and Democracy Watch had checked my work(Hey Duff say hey to Dan for
me) I have crossed paths with many of Globemedia's people many times
for many reasons and I can easily prove it. What I haven't bothered
to tell them that I knew the reason Gobal etc never mentioned me was
Frank McKenna and the Irving influence because basically that was a no
brainer anyway.

However If Globemedia and all their cohorts didn't think I knew about
the influence Robert Pozen in Boston, you had best think again. then
give Mr. Spitzer, Mr. Galvin, Mr. Shelby and Mr. Donaldson a call and
drop my name along with Mr. Nesters and Mr. Koski's and tell them my
stuff is off to the Arar Commission I am heading back to the USA to
call Mr. Pozen and many folks he calls friends to court.

Perhaps in Ottawa Bill Rowe will truly speak for the common man after
all if the worm turns on his buddies. How do you people sleep at
night? What say you? Why not get honest with the world and I will
settle cheap? I will give one of your lawyers something real soon
before I serve Mr. Pozen his just due byway of this lawyer

Jeffrey N Carp
MFS Investment Management
500 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116-3741

Perhaps he should call Putnam investments or the Brookline Savings
bank and say hey to Mr Chapman and Mr Tripp for me. I just called Bob
Pozen at 617 954-5707 and introduced myself so that he can never say
that he never heard my name.

MFS set to agree to second settlement
· MFS set to agree to second settlement
00:00 EST Wednesday, March 31, 2004
00:00 EST Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Sun Life Financial Inc.'s Boston-based mutual fund arm will agree to a
$50-million (U.S.) settlement today with U.S. regulators over
allegations the firm directed trading commissions to brokerages in
exchange for preferential treatment, according to people familiar with
the matter.
Sources said Massachusetts Financial Services Co. will announce a deal
with the Securities and Exchange Commission this morning that will
also include "compliance reforms," in addition to a token $1
disgorgement penalty.
Eric Morse, a spokesman for MFS, declined to comment. A spokesman for
the SEC refused to discuss any talks with the firm.
The embattled fund company is hoping this settlement will enable it to
move beyond the intense public and regulatory scrutiny it has endured
in the past several months.
In early February, MFS agreed to a $350-million settlement with the
SEC and New York State Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer for allegedly
permitting improper trades in some of its bigger funds. That figure
included $225-million in penalties and restitution to investors, along
with $125-million in fee reductions spread out over the next five
The fallout within MFS, which manages about $140-billion in assets,
was also considerable. Its two highest-ranking officials -- chief
executive officer John Ballen and president Kevin Parke -- were each
fined and slapped with temporary suspensions by the SEC, leading to
their departures from the firm. Long-serving chairman Jeffrey Shames
also retired in the aftermath of MFS's problems, and was replaced by
Robert Pozen, formerly a senior executive at Fidelity Investments and
onetime associate general counsel at the SEC.
Mr. Pozen has been charged with cleaning up the mess, and tightening
the firm's internal controls.
He has already hired new legal and compliance officers, added
monitoring staff, and imposed a ban on so-called "soft dollar"
transactions. The firm also prohibited the practice of directing
trading fees to brokerages in exchange for being placed on a preferred
list of customers and receiving better visibility for its funds.
This latter arrangement, known in industry circles as "pay for play,"
is at the centre of MFS's pending settlement with the SEC. Sources
said the current settlement talks advanced fairly quickly because of
the voluntary compliance improvements MFS has undertaken.
In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Mr. Pozen attacked the
basis of the regulator's case as "very weak" and said it should have
raised this as a problem when it conducted audits of the company.
Nevertheless, he said he hoped to settle the matter quickly, in large
part to avoid a costly legal battle and prevent nervous investors from
pulling their money out of MFS funds. So far, the damage has been
contained to one major client, the Illinois Teachers Retirement
System, which fired MFS last month as lead manager on a $664-million
The SEC is investigating about a dozen other fund companies for
directed brokerage, although sources say MFS will settle individually,
rather than as part of a group.
Last fall, brokerage powerhouse Morgan Stanley agreed to pay
$50-million to settle charges it failed to tell investors it was
promoting funds with which the firm had a special arrangement. Morgan
Stanley had a "Partners Program" of 14 funds, including MFS, that paid
"substantial" fees in return for the brokerage steering their funds to
investors, the SEC claimed.
The regulator indicated a few months ago it would begin investigating
a number of fund companies for directing commissions, but did not say
which firms it would target.
Sun Life revealed in a filing that MFS was under investigation for
this practice just a couple of weeks after its first settlement with
the SEC and Mr. Spitzer. The news came as a surprise to most
observers, some of whom criticized the insurer's CEO, Donald Stewart,
for not disclosing this probe earlier.
MFS is hoping to recoup some of the $175-million it must repay
investors under the terms of the first settlement by suing firms and
individuals that engaged in market timing and late trading of its
funds. Market timing involves making frequent trades in and out of
funds in order to cash in on minor pricing discrepancies. It is not
illegal, but is usually prohibited by many fund companies, since the
quick trading can raise administrative costs and undermine returns to

----- Original Message -----

From: R. S. Webb

To: Amos David

Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 12:50 AM

Subject: Fw: possble story

----- Original Message -----

From: R. S. Webb

To: Amos David

Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:15 PM

Subject: Fw: possble story

----- Original Message -----

From: W-FIVE Viewer Mail

To: 'R. S. Webb'

Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 3:03 PM

Subject: RE: possble story

Dear Mr. Amos,
I would like to thank you for your email to W-FIVE, sorry for the
delay in responding.
We review every email and story idea that we receive here at W-FIVE
and give it serious consideration. Your email has been forwarded to
our executive and senior producer for review. If we are interested in
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Thanks again for your input. Your interest in our program is much appreciated.

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-----Original Message-----
From: R. S. Webb []
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: possble story

I am a Canadian Citizen who thus far, as a plaintiff, has two Lawsuits
in the US District Court of Massachucetts they are numbered 02-11686-
RGS and 02-11687-RGS. They were removed to that Court from the Norfolk
Superior Court by the US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan very improperly.
However they shall remain there because of my status as a Canandian
Citizen. Judge Sterns has not even held a Conference about the matters
because he likely does not want to hear the matter because I have
presented all Members of the Bar with their worst fear of a catch 22
problem. Accordinging to law he is late. I have complained of 47
defendants 34 of whom are State Defendants( the Attorney General, The
Commission of Judicial Conduct Board of Bar Overseers etc) and 3 are
Federal Treasury Agents. Some of the defendants are over two months
late in their answer to the Summons. The smallest suit amounts to 188
million dollars in the form of relief. There is a lot to these
matters and too much to briefly explain. But in a nutshell my wife's
Aunt, who is buried beside Rose Kennedy, left my wife some money. It
was stolen by her relatives in executing the estate. No news there.
But the crooks are very well connected politically and every part of
the old crony network in Boston covered for them. The crook and our
cousin, Charles J. Kickham Jr of the Kickham Law Office on Beacon St,
has been past President of Bar Associations. He has sat on the Board
of Governors of Harvard Law School etc. I have given much information
to many members of the press who have simply ignored some interesting
facts. What should be somewhat newsworthy is how far a wild colonial
boy has come in prosecuting Pro Se the most profund Yankee
carpetbaggers. My next two lawsuits Under title 18 are wickedly
righteous. I have left one copy of much information in Saint John New
Brunswick at a lawyer's Office, Mosher and Chedore 33 Charlotte St if
some one
wishes to view them. I can be reached at this Cell number 506 434- 1379

David R. Amos


Canadian Media Deregulation Provides Insight Into FCC Proposal

Critics of consolidation say the integrity of the news is being
undermined by the effects of concentrated ownership

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct inaccuracies.
Please see the corrected version here.
The original version of this story (see below) posted on May 29, 2003
incorrectly stated that Canada's two national newspapers, The Globe
and Mail and the National Post, recently laid off their online
editorial staffs. According to editor Angus Frame,
there have been no recent editorial layoffs at; the
site's 18-person staff continues to write and edit stories that are
published exclusively online. The National Post did not have dedicated
online editorial staff, and did not have online editorial layoffs.
The story also failed to acknowledge that the country's largest
newspaper, the Toronto Star, also has a significant online operation.
The Federal Communications Commission is poised to unveil new media
ownership rules June 2 that some experts believe may change the face
of American journalism.
The new rules would allow media companies to own television stations
and newspapers in the same cities.
The FCC barred companies from owning newspapers and TV stations in the
same market in 1975, but big media owners like the Tribune Co., Knight
Ridder, MediaNews Group and the New York Times say it's time to lift
that ban.
They argue that cross-ownership makes for better journalism: Staffers
working for companies that own newspapers and TV stations in the same
market can work together to create richer, multimedia news reports
that can then run in the company's paper and on their stations and Web
Advocates say the synergies of convergence lead to cost savings,
increased advertising revenues and greater efficiencies.
Cross-ownership already exists in some markets: The FCC granted about
40 exemptions to the cross-ownership rule in cases where a company
already had television or radio stations and a newspaper in a single
city. The FCC also granted exemptions in larger markets after media
mergers produced cross-ownership situations.
'The concentration of ownership in a lot of major Canadian cities is
of interest for a lot reasons, but mainly because it provides too much
news coming through one pipeline.'
--Russ Mills, former publisher of the Ottawa Citizen
The Tribune Co., for example, owns television stations and newspapers
in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami.
How further media consolidation and convergence would play out if the
FCC does lift the ban on cross-ownership has been the subject of hot
debate in the weeks leading up to the commission's June 2 vote.
Experts familiar with the rapid consolidation of media in Canada say
the U.S. should look northward for some lessons on what loosening
cross-ownership restrictions could mean to journalism in the U.S.
In Canada, the deregulation of cross-media ownership occurred
gradually over the last 20 years. Within the past eight years, it has
led to massive consolidation of media companies.
Most of Canada's news media -- including newspapers and broadcast
stations in all of its major cities -- are in the hands of two media
giants: CanWest Global Communications Inc., and Bell Globemedia -- a
division of the country's largest telephone company, Bell Canada.
The rapid media consolidation in Canada has inspired an
often-acrimonious debate over whether Canadian journalists are able to
report objectively on social and political issues and whether the
country's corporate media has allowed business interests to undermine
the role of journalism in a modern democracy.
"Based on the experience in Canada, dropping restrictions on
cross-ownership certainly hasn't worked out well," said Russ Mills,
former publisher of the Ottawa Citizen in Canada's capital city, who
was fired by CanWest in a fight over editorial independence.
"The concentration of ownership in a lot of major Canadian cities is
of interest for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it provides too
much news coming through one pipeline," he said. "When companies use
ownership to control the news, and they do have the ability to do so,
it hurts everyone."
Though the two media conglomerates said cross-media consolidation
would improve online journalism, many media observers say online
journalism at local papers has gone downhill in the wake of
The country's two national newspapers, the National Post, half-owned
by CanWest, and The Globe and Mail, owned by Bell Canada's media wing,
Globemedia, have laid off the online reporters and editors at the two
papers that once produced copy separate from print editions.
The two papers, former online staffers said, were the only ones in
Canada that were doing something other than simply repurposing content
from newspaper pages into newspaper Web sites.
Executives at Bell Globemedia and CanWest have defended the cutbacks,
saying they were a result of cost-cutting efforts and consolidations
undertaken after spending billions of dollars to acquire newspaper and
broadcasting properties.

Consolidation accelerated in 1990s
Canada's restrictions on cross-media ownership were carved largely
from regulatory decisions on broadcasting licenses made since the
1950s by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission -- Canada's version
of the FCC.
By the mid-1980s, Canadian media experts say, exceptions to
cross-media ownership rules had eroded the cross-ownership ban to the
point that it was unenforcable and largely ignored.
By the mid-1990s, consolidation of Canadian media companies had
accelerated on the strength of economics. And in 2000,
CanWest, the second largest broadcaster in the country, announced a
$3.5-billion deal to purchase a majority of the nation's newspapers --
including papers in the nation's 12 largest cities.
Within weeks, Jean Monty, Bell Canada's CEO at the time, announced
that Canada's largest phone company had set its sights on owning both
content and the multimedia pipelines into consumers' homes.
The decision prompted Bell Globemedia to purchase the Globe and Mail
and the nation's largest TV network, CTV, in 2001.
Despite the rising consolidation of media outlets, the massive
purchases of newspapers by CanWest Global and Bell Globemedia took
many Canadian journalists and media-watchers by surprise.
CanWest and Bell executives convinced Canada's CRTC that convergence
was necessary to attract advertising revenue and reduce costs if
newspapers in many Canadian communities were to survive. And they
promised that resources from new revenues would be devoted to
improving the quality and reach of journalism through the Internet.
When questions about convergence arose during CRTC hearings on both
companies' broadcast licenses shortly after their newspaper purchases,
they promised regulators that they would separate management of
news-gathering operations by their television stations and newspapers.
Officials from the Canada National Newspaper Guild complained that
keeping management separate would not prevent companies from forcing
journalists to perform work for both newspapers and television, to the
detriment of journalistic independence.
Critics -- including journalism professors, journalists, newspaper and
broadcast union officials, and some government officials -- have
argued that the quality of journalism has gone down, not up, as a
result of convergence.
Joyce Smith, an assistant professor at Canada's Ryerson University,
teaches online journalism and worked on the online staff at the Globe
and Mail before those employees were laid off last year.
She said the one opportunity to see convergence succeed might have
been missed by Bell Globemedia in its efforts to cut costs to recoup
some of what it spent on media acquisitions.
"What I found interesting was that the actual idea of convergence
wasn't a hit with people working with just the newspaper or just
television," Smith said. "Where it really happened was with the online
news team. There were things the TV folks could clearly do much better
with the online newspaper. By pooling resources, it all did work much
"But in the tradition of journalism," she said, "reporters were
asking, 'What does this mean for me? Does it mean that I have to file
stories to the Web and then do stand-ups in newsroom, while doing my
piece for the deadline at the end of the day?'
"Basically, (owners) wanted reporters to be one-man bands," Smith
said. "That has been played and replayed here. It made sense from a
business model, but journalists, especially those who have been around
for a while, went into newspapers and TV for a reason. Some are great
at doing both, but not everyone has the same aptitude. And no one has
the time in the day to do it all. Some of the expectations were
Canada reexamining changes
While U.S. media critics and media executives have been testifying
over the past few weeks in Senate hearings on the proposed changes in
the FCC's media ownership rules, Canada is busy reexamining what has
come of its own cross-media consolidations.
Two inquiries are underway by Canadian government officials to explore
the impact of cross-media ownership and consolidation on journalistic
integrity and media responsibility.
The Canadian Senate's Committee on Transport and Communication began
taking testimony at the end of April on those issues and is expected
to report its findings within the next year.
A House of Commons committee on Canadian heritage is expected to
release an 800-page report next month on its own yearlong
investigation into the impact of media concentration and political
efforts by corporations to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of
Canadian media.
But media-watchers, who have a ringside seat on Canada's great media
debate, say they are doubtful that government investigations will
produce any new regulation on media conglomerates.
"The horse is out of the barn," said Arnold Amber, director of the
National Newspaper Guild of Canada. "But the good news is that this
has at least inspired a vigorous national debate on press freedom and
Amber and other critics of media convergence said promises of more
stories and better information from combining print and broadcast news
staffs have largely failed in Canada.
"Bell Globemedia is talking about restructuring and selling off its
media wing," Amber said. "The failure of convergence to bring in
revenues was primarily responsible for the resignation of Bell
Canada's CEO, Jean Monty," who stepped down in April 2002.
Geoffrey Elliot, vice-president of corporate affairs for CanWest, said
that convergence has not led to revenues, or the reduced costs, the
company had hoped for.
But Elliot, and other supporters of cross-media ownership, argues that
all sides have benefited from consolidation.
"We are a family-owned business that saw an opportunity in which the
whole was greater than the sum of the parts," Elliot said. "We saw
substantial potential synergies on the sales side by putting
television and newspaper assets together, since they both serve
primarily advertising clients as sources of revenue, and serve a
combination of local and national markets."
Amber said the companies likely saw their primary financial advantages
from a convergence of back-office technologies -- combining
circulation, sales, printing and management operations.
But it was something else that brought issues to a head in Canada over
media consolidation and sharing newsroom resources: The loss of
diversity of voices within the Canadian media took on new importance,
observers say, after a series of events that led to accusations of
censorship and political bias by CanWest's owners.
In December 2001, CanWest -- which owns 11 major dailies and 22
smaller papers in Canada -- issued a directive to its newspaper
editors that they would be expected to run three editorials per week
that reflected the position of CanWest's owners on political or social
The decision was met with a spate of criticism -- especially when
editors were told that other local editorials were not to contradict
those from corporate headquarters.
A byline strike ensued at the Montreal Gazette, and inquiries by the
newspaper guild there led to findings that work by columnists and
cartoonists was spiked when it conflicted with opinions from corporate
Several journalists quit; some staffers published a protest Web site.
The furor finally boiled over into the public arena last June when
Russ Mills, the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen, was fired by CanWest
for running a series of stories and an editorial that outlined alleged
political and financial irregularities in the administration of
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
Elliot, the CanWest vice president, said the controversy arose because
Mills failed to let CanWest's owners know in advance of the series or
the editorial -- which called on Chretien, a friend of CanWest
patriarch Israel Asper, to resign.
Mills said he had not sought permission for either the investigative
series, or the editorial, because he believed in preserving "editorial
The problem, Mills said, was that the new owners were trying to
dictate local editorial policy from corporate headquarters.
Elliot described the concern over attempts at a national editorial
policy -- which has since been largely abandoned –- as a tempest
without substance.
He said CanWest's owners were "well within their rights to propose
national editorials," and that their actions were no different that
those of other newspaper ownership groups prior to media
"There has never been any effort to control what was published in news
stories," he said.
Since his firing, Mills has become an outspoken critic of media
consolidation in Canada, and he testified in April before the Canadian
Senate committee conducting media hearings. He was also awarded a
Neiman Fellowship at Harvard University and is the incoming dean of
the journalism program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
Meanwhile, Mills' firing prompted a public opinion poll by Canada's
largest media union that found that the incident had caused the public
to lose confidence in the media's editorial independence.
The results, union officials said, showed that Canadians were
concerned about press freedom and wanted the government to look into
problems associated with media concentration.
Peter Murdock, then vice-president of the communications union, told
Canada Newswire that the poll "demonstrates that Canadians want their
journalists protected from the whims and prejudice of media barons. It
is a grim warning to media corporations and government that Canadians
believe that the very integrity of the news that feeds our democracy
is being undermined by the effects of concentrated media ownership."
It is clear that online journalism at Canada's newspapers has changed
dramatically under CanWest's corporate control.
The company replaced independent newspaper Web sites with a common
site,, which allows consumers to access local news by
clicking on the community they are interested in.
Elliot said community news on the Web site comes from local newspapers
and television stations, and said that consolidating that information
on a single Web site provides consumers better access to local news
across the country -- as well as reduces costs.
Bruce MacCormack, former head of interactive media at CanWest, said
supplementing newspaper and television content with a common Web site
has made access to news more efficient and allowed the corporation to
serve consumers better.
"The consumers of online media … were also television viewers and
newspaper readers, and at different points in the day, different media
were the best way to reach those people," MacCormack said.
"Someone watching television in the evening could be told about
stories being developed for the next day's newspaper, which is read on
the commuter train as people go to work," he said. "Then, during
working hours, the Internet was the most effective way to get them up
to date on news, and tease them for television use at night."
"These were handoff mechanisms that worked to reach people, so
consumers and the public were able to access services in the most
appropriate media, for whatever method they could best be served."
CanWest recently filed testimony with the FCC to support the
relaxation of cross-media regulations in the U.S. That testimony
challenges media critics on their central objections to cross-media
"Today's media market is the richest and most diverse in the history
of modern media," the document says. "Cross-ownership has strengthened
media companies and encouraged greater diversity and more sources of
"Experience," it adds, "simply does not support the contention of some
opponents of cross-media ownership, that consumers would have access
to fewer point of view, or would see only repackaged versions of the
same content across multimedia platforms."
Smith, the Ryerson professor -- despite her criticisms of the handling
of online media opportunities in Canada -- said she sees differences
between media ownership consolidation in Canada and in the United
"In the U.S., because of the size of the market, the chance of one or
two owners gobbling up everything, I think, would be less than in
Canada," she said. "But there is some caution in that.
"If you are thinking about journalists, there are wonderful things
about operating in a converged environment. It was really exciting
thinking we could potentially have video, and it may be good for news
consumers in the sense that (online video) will be a faster way of
converging types of media.
"But you get a lot of the same stuff. There is no alternative. You are
going to lose some (editorial) voices in the process."

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Subject: Why piss me off? Can't you pople see that I am as serious as
a heart attack?
To:, contact <>
Cc: "konrad.vonfinckenstein" <>,
"Minister.Industry" <>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:05:59 -0300
Subject: RE BSkyB and News Corp
Cc: newsroom <>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 02:45:11 -0300
Subject: RE BSkyB and News Corp Opps ol Rupert would be pissed that I
forgot to send the oh so important attachments
To:,,,,, ""
<>, ""
<>, Edith Cody-Rice <>,
Jacques Poitras <>, Robert Jones
<>, Terry Seguin <>, "richard.
dearden" <>, maritime_malaise
<>, ""
<>, "Bob.Kerr@CBC.CA" <>
Cc:,,,,, editor <>,
news-tips <>, newsonline <>,
newshour <>, newsroom <>,
Newsroom <>, foreigneditor

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:23:36 -0400
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: RE BSkyB and News Corp Hey Jac
Nasser Howcome or the trusted lawyers Arty Siskind and Lony Jacobs did
not tell the Murdochs I was still alive and kicking like hell?

I am out of the office until Monday, August 8. I will not be reading
email until then. Regards

This email was sent to you by Thomson Reuters, the global news and
information company. Any views expressed in this message are those of
the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states
them to be the views of Thomson Reuters.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 02:23:30 -0300
Subject: Fwd: RE BSkyB and News Corp Hey Jac Nasser Howcome or the
trusted lawyers Arty Siskind and Lony Jacobs did not tell the Murdochs
I was still alive and kicking like hell?
"Dean.Buzza" <>
Cc: maritime_malaise <>,,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:41:59 -0300
Subject: RE BSkyB and News Corp Hey Jac Nasser Howcome or the trusted
lawyers Arty Siskind and Lony Jacobs did not tell the Murdochs I was
still alive and kicking like hell?
To:,,,,, ""
<>, ""
<>, Edith Cody-Rice <>,
Jacques Poitras <>, Robert Jones
<>, Terry Seguin <>, "richard.
dearden" <>, maritime_malaise
<>, ""
<>, "Bob.Kerr@CBC.CA" <>
Cc:, LaytoJ <>, info <>,, danfour <>

Interesting quandary you bskyb dudes have. Seems it just got worse EH Jac?

Clearly you and I crossed paths bigtime before TWO IMPORTANT elections
in Canada last year and obviously News Corp and Bloomberg's pal Joel
Klein's old buddies in the US Justice Dept and the SEC etc pissed me
off way back in 2002 EH?

Need I say iIdid not like it when and heard of corrupt cops in seven
cars pounced on my son and I at 2;30 in the morning about two weeks
after i received this email from you with the attached letter. Small
wonder Stevey Boy Harper stopped the BHP take over bid of Potash when
he could not get th RCMP to shut me up EH?

BTW the pdf file hereto attached that should refresh Siskind's and
Jacobs memories can be found here as well the letter you sent to me
last September

Altough my contempt towards greedy publicly held companies is well
known my desire to expose corrupt law enfocement people is far higher
on my list of offensive things. If old Rupert were wise and his son is
clever perhaps they should have somebody finally call me back ASAP.
Perhap Ruper Murdoch can figure how to deal with an honest man
ethically for the benefit of many shareholders and the chagrin of the
SEC and Barack Obama EH?

News Corp has the media and I have the evidence. Why not pretend I am
Monte Hall and lets make a deal for the benefit of all. Try leaving
the dark side and ignoring your crooked lawyers for a change. What say
you Rupert? Dickens wrote books about such things.

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond Amos
902 800 0369

The links to newsrags etc at the bottom of this email prove that
obviously I have been reading many things lately. Your lawyers should
study some of my work within this one email alone As you well know i
will be forwarding this email to many people in short order.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:36:47 -0300
Subject: RE the Email from BHP Billiton's Chairman Perhaps your
lawyers and I should talk ASAP? 902 800 0369

Jane McAloon (Group Company Secretary) BEc (Hons), LLB, GDipGov, FCIS
Term of office: Jane McAloon was appointed Group Company Secretary in
July 2007 and joined the BHP Billiton Group in September 2006 as
Company Secretary for BHP Billiton Limited.
Skills and experience: Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Jane McAloon
held the position of Company Secretary and Group Manager External and
Regulatory Services in the Australian Gas Light Company. She
previously held various State and Commonwealth government positions,
including Director General of the NSW Ministry of Energy and Utilities
and Deputy Director General for the NSW Cabinet Office, as well as
working in private legal practice. She is a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Secretaries.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Collins, Susan J (COSEC)" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:23:12 +1000
Subject: Email to BHP Billiton Chairman's

Please find attached a letter from Mr Jac Nasser, Chairman of BHP

Susan Collins
Company Secretariat
BHP Billiton | 180 Lonsdale St | Melbourne Vic 3000 |Australia
T: +61 3 9609 2654 | M: +61 427 713 994 | F: +61 3 9609 3290
E: <>

<<Amos D 2010 09 14.pdf>>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Amos []
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:36 AM
> To:;;
>; shawn. graham;;
> krisaustin;;;
> rick.hancox; Bernard.LeBlanc; Liebenberg, Andre;
>; MooreR; danfour;;
> Harris, Brendan; Dean.Buzza; Gilles. Blinn
> Cc: wcoady;;;
> WaterWarCrimes; Penny Bright; tony; Nasser, Jacques
> Subject: Fwd: PotashCorp should mention my concerns about their lack
> of ethical conduct and actions against me to your shareholers before
> you people buy much stock in their stock eh?
> With ANOTHER election in the near future I see no need to explain my
> issues again about the exploitation of our natural resources to a
> bunch of sneaky lawyers.(everyboy shoul checkout the pdf hereto
> attache) especially our former Deputy Prime Minister Lanslide Annie
> McLelllan an the RCMP thought they knew everything seven years ago and
> did nothing let alone call me back just like you an your many
> conservative cohorts NEVER did EH Brucy Baby Northrup? (902 800 0369
> Notice my new contact number? You an the RCMP can forget Werner Bock's
> now)
> Clearly there is no need for politicians to try to be confidential
> with mean old me when the Globe and Mail loves spilling the beans
> sometimes ou woul think those unethical journlists woul know that
> simple truths spoken amongst common folk about corrupt politicians
> have a good habit of coming to the surface sooner or later anyway EH?
> Veritas Vincit
> David Raymond Amos

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by the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient or
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that any dissemination, copying or use of this message or attachment
is strictly forbidden, as is the disclosure of the information
therein. If you have received this message in error please notify the
sender immediately and delete the message.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:05:02 -0300
Subject: Mr Lee I just called you from 902 800 0369 after listening to
you on CAPAC last night perhaps we should talk ASAP
Cc: maritime_malaise <>

First and foremost do you see Eliot Spitzer testified on the very day
he thanked me for the info? I ask again where did the transcripts and
webcasts go not long after I made the congressman Ron Paul and legions
of others well aware of their existence as he bitched about such
things whle running for the GOP endorcement to run for president in
2007? For the PUBLIC Record the records of the hearings were deleted
in late fall 2007 just as all the subprime morigages began to smell

Now check the dates on the letters in this file page 13 in particular

Then read ths old email exchange

Get it? If not call me will ya?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:56:05 -0300
Subject: Fwd: Wheras ol Whitey Bulger is now in custody Perhaps the
FEDS should review this old file ASAP EH Assange?
To:, "jacques.boucher"
"" <>,
"Wayne.Lang" <>, dean <>,,,, birgittajoy <>, "Julian
Assange)" <>, "Bathurst, News Max"
<>, "mckeen.randy" <>, "Frank.
McKenna" <>, "mclaughlin.heather"
Cc: maritime_malaise <>, danfour
<>, "" <>,
editorial <>, "terry.seguin"
<>, nickysbirdy <>, webo
<>, "Loiseau, Frederic"
<>, "Barry.MacKnight"

From: magicJack <>
Subject: New VM (16) - 0:47 minutes in your magicJack mailbox from 7097728272
Date: Monday, July 4, 2011, 6:16 AM

Dear magicJack User:

You received a new 0:47 minutes voicemail message, on Monday, July 04,
2011 at 09:16:24 AM in mailbox 902 800 0369 from 709 772 8272.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:02:45 -0300
Subject: Wheras ol Whitey Bulger is now in custody Perhaps the FEDS
should review this file ASAP?
To: "" <>,
"Wayne.Lang" <>, dean <>,
maritime_malaise <>, pm <>,
"greg.preston" <>, acampbell
<>, LaytoJ <>, godiny
<>, Ashfik1a <>
Cc: "terry.seguin" <>, danfour
<>, "" <>,
"richard. dearden" <>

Beginning on page 56 All of Whitey's lawyers will get the jitters

Notice Andrew Bulger?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:18:17 -0300
Subject: Thanx for the call back
Cc: maritime_malaise <>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:35:19 -0300
Subject: "He looks forward to facing the charges against him," said
Bulger lawyer Peter Krupp
Cc: maritime_malaise <>, "Daniel.Conley"
<>, "Daniel.Conley"

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:43:17 -0300
Subject: Thanx for listening to me I will call WBUR's David Boeri in
short order (617 353 1059)
To:, maritime_malaise <>
Cc:,, danfour
<>, "" <>

I called and tried to talk to David Boeri because of what he said
recently within this video and what he wrote about Whitey na the Feds
over the years

FYI After I called a lot of parliamentarians, the RCMP and the FBI I
noticed this hit on a blog about me this morning. I have no doubt the
following emails is what they were reading so I called Fred Wyshak and
read him the riot act once again byway of his voicemail within the US
Attorney's Office and then called the WBUR newsroom

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From: David Amos
Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:09 PM
Subject: Attn Fred Wyshak and Stockwell Day Here is some proof that I
was not joking with you last week
To:,,,, "", "Duceppe.
G",, "layton. j",, "", "",, ""
Cc:, "",,,
Ryan Johnson, Alfonso Carcamo, robin reid, Byron Prior, "",,,,, "thibault.
r", "",
"", Dan Fitzgerald, "">

Some of the docments within this file are signed by your boss the US
Attorney Michael Sullivan and it was me he was trying to argue about a
great deal of money as he covered up for the actions of corrupt US
Treasury Agents Correct?

And this is a true copy of one of many American Polce surveilance
wiretap tapes that I have in my pssession many law enforcement
authorities in Canada and the USA have received and acknowledged

Who the Hell do you think chucked them in the garbage in Boston many
years ago? Here is your clue.

Furthermore Didn't Connoly tell the bartender's daughter Whitey Bulger
buried some of his victims just outsife Yarmouth in the crooked
politician Robert Thibault's riding in Nova Scotia?

Must I sue you too Fred???

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond Amos

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos
Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 4:20 PM
Subject: Hey Fred Wyshak Say hey to your boss the US Attorney Michael
J. Sullivan for me will ya? In return I will say hey to Callahan's
for you, Deal?
To:,, w-five, "",, "", "", "",
Cc: "", "", "", "",,,, "", "",, Ryan Johnson

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Raymond Amos
Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:49 PMy Hey to
Subject: [Just Dave] New comment on Just Dave.

David Raymond Amos has
left a new comment on the post "Just Dave":

From: David Amos
Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:47 PM
Subject: Attn Willi Burgess perhaps you should read what i just posted
in my blog or other people's wesites

My concerns are far from confidential never mind what I know about
BANKERS and the US Treasury Dept etc

MURDER is a capital crime CORRECT? Connoly the ex FBI Agent's long
delayed trial started today and I am the guy with the wiretap tapes
that he threw out long ago. Why the Hell do you think I took such a
chance with the corrupt RCMP last week and recorded me serving a copy
of one wiretap tape upon them in Youtube before your boss Stevey Boy
Harper had his buddy the
Governor General drop the writ?

Scroll down you will see that I am no liar. I posted this email there as well.

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond Amos

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FEDERAL EXPRESS February 7, 2006

Senator Arlen Specter
United States Senate
Committee on the Judiciary
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Mr. Specter:

I have been asked to forward the enclosed tapes to you from a man
named, David Amos, a Canadian citizen, in connection with the matters
raised in the attached letter. Mr. Amos has represented to me that
these are illegal FBI wire tap tapes. I believe Mr. Amos has been in
contact with you about this previously.

Very truly yours,
Barry A. Bachrach
Direct telephone: (508) 926-3403
Direct facsimile: (508) 929-3003

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