The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. When a Cabinet Committee decided not to refer the decision to license Sirius Canada and Canadian Satellite Radio back to the CRTC, it ended the tale of suspense surrounding satellite radio - at least for the time being. However, the whole affair offered more questions than answers about what this technology might mean for Canada, its culture and the sovereignty of its airwaves. For instance, what might happen to the homegrown Canadian offering proposed by CHUM Ltd. and Astral Media Inc.? The two companies earlier told the CRTC that the Canadian market could likely support its services as well as one, but not both, of the U.S.-backed offerings. Then, there’s CRTC chair Charles Dalfen’s past connection with one of the U.S. firms in question. A challenge to the decision might be made on grounds that Dalfen had a conflict of interest, but it’s "not a likely remedy," admits Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Ian Morrison. However, the CRTC may have made a shrewd call in licensing the two services, which could be received here regardless by those determined enough: an opportunity to press for more Canadian content will arise in seven years when their respective licenses are up for renewal.