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ANALYSIS: Why a whole new Broadcasting Act seems unlikely


Minister raises, and tamps down, expectations By Greg O'Brien HERITAGE MINISTER STEVEN Guilbeault gave precious little away last Wednesday afternoon during a CMPA- and AQPM-sponsored town hall meeting. As is well known by now in the TV and production communities, after five years of study and work through three different Heritage ministers, the federal government will finally have something concrete to announce sometime during the next session of Parliament this fall. It is expected Wednesday’s Throne Speech will have something to say about new broadcasting legislation. While Minister Guilbeault was asked a few different ways during the interactive virtual session...