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House committee hearings on future of broadcasting to begin in September

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

Senior political forces within the federal government have decided to rely on MPs, rather than Senators or political appointees, to head a broad review that could lead to changes in how broadcasting is regulated in Canada. The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage unveiled plans May 10 for an 18-month study to assess whether the 1991 Broadcasting Act remains relevant in an era of increased media concentration and globalization.

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