CTV tricks people into being pawns

Lovers of local news protested Saturday all over Canada to save small television stations.

The stations are in danger of being shut down over costs, which their owners blame on CRTC rules preventing them from billing cable and satellite companies.

At the rally in Ottawa, J.P. Foo was among the more than 1,000 protesters who came to show their support for the city's CTV newscast.

Er, in Edmonton at least these "protesters" were believing they got free food and a tour of the station (and a chance to meet local TV personalities) in an "open house".

It looks like my instincts were bang on:
I love a free BBQ. But if I went to the CTV #yeg "save local TV" open house, I'd be taken to support 1 of 2 wrong sides in the CRTC fight