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Rogers letter to producers prompts call for retraction, and intervention by CRTC

News | 03/14/2001 5:00 am EST

The CRTC should order Rogers Communications Inc to retract a letter it sent to producers asking them to support cable ownership of analog channels, say the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. The lobby group also wants the commission to force Rogers to reveal to whom it sent the Feb. 28 letter, and to demonstrate that future funding decisions by it and its $20-million Rogers Telefund "are in no way influenced by any action, or lack of action, on the part of recipients of this letter."

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