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Answered Prayers

News | 05/08/2003 4:00 am EDT

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has released its report on foreign ownership, Opening Canadian Communications to the World, and it has given the cable industry everything it asked for. The committee expressed the view that "… telecommunications common carriers and broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) can no longer be separated on the basis of their underlying distribution networks or the services they provide. The committee believes that carriage and content are distinct entities, and that distribution can be separated from programming undertakings. Cultural policy objectives can thus be achieved by treating content and carriage separately."

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