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Wawatay seeking appeal of Aboriginal radio licence decision

Briefs | 06/21/2017 5:04 pm EDT
NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel, Wawatay Native Communications Society CEO John Gagnon, and Wawatay president Mike Metatawabin address media on Parliament Hill on June 21. /Wire Report photo by Charelle Evelyn.

OTTAWA — Wawatay Native Communications Society will ask for an appeal of the CRTC’s recent decision on five licences for Aboriginal radio stations, calling the decision to award the two Ontario licences to First Peoples Radio Inc. (FPR) — a new radio arm of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) — instead of to Wawatay “unfair.”

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