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Deadlock on C-48 regulations prompts ministers to throw ball into CRTC court

News | 05/31/2002 4:00 am EDT

Unable to break an impasse over regulations for proposed Bill C-48, the federal government has asked Parliament to pass the legislation without a final determination on whether Internet retransmission will or won’t be allowed. In return, Canadian Heritage minister Sheila Copps and Industry Canada minister Allan Rock have asked the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to take an active role in drafting regulations for approval about a year from now.

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