The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. One of the great clichés of public discourse is "There oughta be a law!" Despite the fact that we spend most of our time complaining about politicians and how they don’t listen to us or stick their noses in places where they don’t belong, whenever something upsets us we call upon our rulers to make things right.   Two examples of that are illustrated in this issue. On the one hand, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities is demanding that the government overturn the Ledcor ruling. This is overkill. A complicated issue was decided by the CRTC after protracted and precise arguments. A series of appeals through the judicial system resulted in the Supreme Court opting not to hear a final argument. One would hope that this would end the battle. But the FCM still wants to draw out the dispute. If our politicians have any sense (okay, work with me here), they will relegate this one to the round file posthaste. Another telecom topic that should be given consideration is the foreign investment regime. Both sides have presented cogent arguments on their positions. Two parliamentary committees have offered divergent opinions on what should be done. But Cabinet has shown no initiative in moving beyond words into deeds. The carnage of the past two or three years should be evidence enough that action is necessary. Those CLECs that did not disappear completely had to enter bankruptcy protection before they could re-emerge as viable competitors in Canada. By the same token, the government must put in place guarantees that protect jobs and research in the Canadian sector while opening the doors to foreign capital. That will require exercising all of Canada’s diplomatic skill in dealing with trading partners, especially the United States, who are less inclined to be hospitable in the free trade arena. The drawn-out process of dealing with telecom issues is starting to resemble a reality television show. The FCM would like it to be Big Brother; the federal Cabinet would evidently prefer Canadian Idle.