The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.It appears as though Charles Dalfen is beginning to make his mark as chair of the CRTC. In the past couple of weeks, the commission moved uncharacteristically quickly on two key issues before it. It should be commended for that.  On March 26, the regulator announced that it would reconsider its World Television Network decision – less than two weeks after the government ordered a re-examination (see story in this issue). The process was initiated on an expedited basis despite the fact the government gave the commission no deadline to act. CCR readers will recall that in another recent successful appeal to Cabinet, the CRTC was given about five months to report on the establishment of an ethnic over-the-air TV station in Vancouver. The CRTC has also called a public hearing for April 23 to consider the rare step of issuing a mandatory order against Vidéotron ltée. The order would require the Quebec cable company to comply with section 10 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, which imposes obligations requiring owners of inside wiring to lease it to competitors at reasonable rates. Vidéotron claims to have sold the wires to an affiliated company that it considers is not subject to CRTC regulations. Câblage QMI Inc. is charging $5 a month per subscriber to competitors for use of the wire, which has prompted Cable VDN, Bell ExpressVu and Look Communications to file a complaint with the commission (see story in this issue). By moving swiftly and aggressively on the complaint, the CRTC under Dalfen has demonstrated a renewed willingness to act quickly on important matters, particularly those that challenge the regulator’s authority. The case will certainly test the commission’s resolve in forcing licensees to comply with the letter or the spirit of its regulations. Although the complainants note that the Vidéotron process is still too slow in business terms, the CRTC appears more willing to deal with thorny issues in lightning speed – at least in terms of lengthy, regulatory processes. The industry hopes this is the start of a whole new way of doing things at the CRTC.