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New TV, radio stations providing diversity in age of media consolidation: Dalfen

News | 01/16/2003 5:00 am EST

Last month, Charles Dalfen made his first appearance before a Parliamentary committee as chair of the CRTC. Before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which is studying the broadcasting system, he focused on foreign ownership and cross-media ownership. He noted that non-Canadians were prohibited from holding broadcast licences, and that while media cross-ownership had increased, there was still a diversity of voices with the licensing of numerous new television and radio stations as well as an explosion in information on the Internet. Below is an excerpt from his presentation.

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