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News | 11/28/2002 5:00 am EST

Cablecos likely to continue calls for relaxed foreign ownership rules today before Parliamentary committee
Canada's major cable operators are expected to continue their call for relaxing foreign ownership restrictions in the cable industry today before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which has resumed its review of the Canadian broadcasting system. Scheduled to appear before the committee are Canadian Cable Television Association president and CEO Janet Yale, Shaw Communications Inc. CEO Jim Shaw, Rogers Cable Inc. president and CEO John Tory, and Cogeco Inc. president and CEO Louis Audet. The cable industry is also eager to participate in the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology's upcoming review of foreign ownership restrictions in the telecommunications sector (CCR, Nov. 22/02).

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