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CCTA calls on gov’t to enforce cultural policies by cracking down on TV piracy

News | 09/26/2002 4:00 am EDT

The president and CEO of the Canadian Cable Television Association is calling on the federal government to stand up for its own television and cultural policies by cracking down on the illegal black and grey satellite television markets. Despite proposing in a speech last week that if government inaction continues then Ottawa should "let this industry do business like any other business," Janet Yale is tentative about the industry’s willingness to dismantle a broadcast system that has protected both Canadian distributors and broadcasters from outside competition.

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