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CRTC suspends Toronto radio hearing, anticipates gov’t to find more frequencies

News | 05/24/2001 4:00 am EDT

The CRTC has decided to hold off licensing any more radio stations in Toronto after receiving assurances from Industry Canada that it will issue a report soon on how to deal with frequency congestion in the country’s largest market. A May 9 letter from Industry’s deputy minister Peter Harder to CRTC chair David Colville saying "we expect to announce the details of our findings in the near future" prompted the commission to release PN 2001-39-1 on May 15, which shelved its earlier call for applications for radio licences in the Greater Toronto Area (CCR, March 29/00).

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