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Tories to phase out CRTC national commissioners, sources say

Media | 02/01/2013 2:55 pm EST

The Conservative federal government will allow the CRTC’s decision-making panel to shrink in size and has told some sitting commissioners that their expiring terms will not be renewed, industry sources said. Four people familiar with the issue spoke on a background basis to The Wire Report this week and said the government will trim the commission by allowing four national commissioner positions to remain vacant as those terms expire. “It’s a fact that they’re looking at downsizing the commission,” one person with knowledge of the process said, adding that the...