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News | 07/04/2001 4:00 am EDT

Colville decides against entering race to head CRTC
CRTC interim chair David Colville has told the government he doesn’t want to be considered as a possibility to permanently head up the commission. In an email to staff last Wednesday, he said he had told Canadian Heritage minister Sheila Copps and other politicians that he should not be considered a permanent replacement for Françoise Bertrand, who stepped down early from the position. "After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have informed the minister’s office and the prime minister’s office that, for personal reasons related to my life outside the commission, I do not wish to be considered as a candidate for the position of chair of the CRTC," he stated. His term as commissioner runs until Dec. 31, 2003, and he will likely continue on in that capacity. Before stepping in as interim leader, Colville, who joined the commission in 1990, was vice- chair of telecommunications.

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