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Federal action on local programming will depend on outcome of CRTC review

News | 10/16/2009 6:47 pm EDT

Those awaiting quick action from the federal government to help Canada’s ailing local television sector will have to wait until the CRTC provides its assessment on the impact of fee for carriage early next year. While sympathetic to the financial plight of local broadcasters, Heritage minister James Moore cautions in his response to a Heritage committee report that any outcome must ensure affordable access to citizens, and incorporate new digital platforms.

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