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Some commissioners, industry experts question secrecy of CRTC decision process

News | 01/18/2002 5:00 am EST

Longstanding industry gripes over secrecy at the CRTC have been brought to the fore as Canadian Communications Reports has hit a brick wall in its attempt to pry voting information from the commission. Responding to CCR inquiries about the lack of transparency on commissioner voting records in the wake of a failed Access to Information request, both industry experts and even some commissioners are calling for greater openness at the broadcast and telecom regulator, and an end to unrecorded votes. Many are also calling for disclosure of staff recommendations.

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