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Standing Committee discussion centres on putting focus to ongoing broadcast study

News | 02/15/2002 5:00 am EST

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met on Jan. 29 with its two new expert advisors, David Taras and Marc Raboy, to try to get the committee on track. It discussed three options: one, issuing an interim report in light of the fact that the final report is unlikely to be ready at year-end; two, trying to stick to the schedule; and three, extending the deadline for delivery of the report. The members seemed to favour the third option. As well, a committee member noted that at the present, they are "meeting various witnesses and we are going off in all directions." Therefore, the committee attempted to clarify key issues that it would focus on. Below is an edited transcript of the discussions.

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