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Wireless operators say antenna tower policy should remain largely the same

News | 10/21/2003 4:00 am EDT

Wireless carriers say giving local governments control over antenna tower siting will hurt their bottom line, and are pushing hard to leave the final say in Ottawa’s hands. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has weighed in to the ongoing tower review process with a heady constitutional argument that says municipalities have no jurisdiction to enforce development rules against towers since only the federal government can regulate tele-communications facilities.

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