The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage will examine Bill C-48, a bill to amend Canada’s retransmission laws, on May 27 and 28, says the committee’s clerk (CNM Update, May 2/02). The date is tentative since the body has a very full plate between now and whenever the House of Commons rises for the summer. Several other agenda items have yet to be dealt with by the committee in the same period, including submissions from several groups on the future of the Canadian broadcasting system, and examination of Bill S-7, which must be reported back to the House by June 4. The tight timeframe would seem to indicate that it won’t be possible to call witnesses.
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