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Heritage Standing Committee on CTF

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage last week submitted its report on the Future of the Canadian Television Fund.  Its recommendation is short but potentially far-reaching:

any structural and core policy changes directly affecting Canada's telecommunications policy or Canada's broadcasting policy be subject to votes in the House of Commons before they can take effect.

This would presumably include the current reforms to deregulate telecommunications, many of which take place without a House of Commons vote.

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  1. Anon
    Or telemarketing policy for that matter. The CRTC is about to rule on the deliberations regarding C-37 (Do Not Call List and accompanying telemarketing rules) which is going to be very contentious. I bet that the relevant stakeholders would LOVE parliament to be the final say on their ruling…