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Government’s “beauty contest” rules under fire from communications law experts

News | 05/13/2002 4:00 am EDT

A noted communications lawyer and academic has once again criticized the way Industry Canada awards spectrum licences through a comparative review process, more commonly known as "beauty contests". Hudson Janisch, a professor of law at the University of Toronto and one of the most respected communications lawyers in the country, told a recent communications law and policy conference that the department needs to revamp its current comparative review practices.

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