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CAB calls for Canadian TV strategy; ACTRA wants more broadcaster requirements

News | 10/16/2003 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) says policy conflicts between various government bodies are hampering the industry’s ability to supply Canadian television programming. Appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on October 8, association president and CEO Glenn O’Farrell said approved large numbers of new broadcasting licences, other departments have reduced the flow of funds to the industry that would see enough quality programming for those channels. In the face of contradictory government decisions, O’Farrell called on Ottawa to make sure the various government bodies involved act in concert.

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