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Dissents in Toronto licensing decision reveal fractious opinions at the CRTC

News | 04/12/2002 4:00 am EDT

Commissioner Joan Pennefather dissented, along with CRTC vice-chair of broadcasting Andrée Wylie, on the decision to grant an over-the-air licence to Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. for the Toronto market. Both Pennefather and Wylie felt the licence should have gone to Toronto-based Torstar, publisher of the Toronto Star. An edited version of Pennefather’s dissent, published April 8 when the CRTC licensing decision was released, appears below.

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