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Government rejects appeal of CRTC decision granting CFTF local advertising

News | 03/11/2005 5:00 am EST
The federal government has turned down a petition by some Quebec-based radio stations and newspapers to set aside a CRTC decision that granted a TV station the right to broadcast local advertising. Canadian Heritage announced March 2 that the government had decided not to set aside the commission’s renewal and amendment of the licence of CFTF-TV because it was found to be "consistent with the policy objectives of subsection 3(1) of the Broadcasting Act." CFTF-TV is a local affiliate of the TQS network in Rivière-du-Loup PQ that serves the regions of Lower Saint Lawrence, Gaspé, and northern New Brunswick.

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