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Cable industry pitches Heritage committee on need for legislative reform, and less regs

News | 09/13/2001 4:00 am EDT

The cable industry is asking for significant legislative changes that would require the CRTC to deregulate competitive industries, give consumers more choice over what television channels they receive, and reduce or eliminate foreign ownership restrictions. In a 12-page brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) recommends that the Broadcasting Act be amended to recognize that broadcasting has evolved into a highly competitive industry – one in which consumers are demanding more control over what they buy.

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