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Double or Triple Jeopardy: Satisfying Three Potential Masters

April-23-2010

Lawyer Monique McAlister
Area Communications

Summary

Article originally published for the 15th Biennial National Conference
New Developments In Communications Law And Policy

The recent controversy over the conflicting ownership reviews of Globalive conducted by Industry Canada and the CRTC has likely influenced the federal government’s future review of the foreign ownership restrictions for satellite undertakings, telecommunications common carriers and possibly, broadcasting undertakings.1 It has also cast a sharp light on the conflicts that can arise when two or more authorities with parallel jurisdiction over a regulated company issue conflicting decisions affecting the same matter.

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