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CRTC rejects Bell’s “inappropriate, disrespectful” request to revoke Super Bowl simsub ban

OTTAWA – The CRTC says that it would be “inappropriate” and “disrespectful” to consider Bell Media’s request to return Canadian ads to its 2019 Super Bowl broadcast - at least at this time.BCE filed a Part 1 application asking the Commission to temporarily suspend Broadcasting Order 2016-335 until after its February 3, 2019 broadcast of Super Bowl LIII, a move that would allow it to carry out simultaneous substitution of the originating U.S. commercials with Canadian commercials in its biggest show of the year.  The broadcaster cited the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade in its argument, which, as