The CRTC has issued a quick decision on the Warman request to allow Canadian ISPs to block access to two U.S. based hate sites. The Commission denied the application, basing its decision primarily on the fact that other parties (the carriers, the sites) were not provided with notice and the opportunity to be heard. I'll be writing on this case in my column next week, but my quick take is that the CRTC is right to ensure that all parties have the opportunity to present their views on the issue and therefore an immediate interim order is impractical. However, the need for a full consultation does not remove the need to address the issue in a comprehensive fashion. This case has placed an important issue squarely on the Commission's agenda and important procedural safeguards should not be used an excuse to leave it unresolved.