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SaskTel on the defensive as commissioners challenge independence from government

News | 11/09/2000 5:00 am EST

SaskTel’s government ownership could scuttle its bid for a cable TV licence, unless the CRTC determines the telco is free of political influence from the province. Questions regarding SaskTel’s governance structure, and the provincial government’s control of crown corporations, dominated questioning at a Nov. 2 hearing last week in Calgary reviewing the telco’s application for a broadcast distribution licence serving several communities throughout the province (CCR, Sept. 28/00).

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