Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Geist on The Canadian Telecom Complaints Commission

Michael Geist comments on the new Canadian Telecommunications Complaints Commission, launched yesterday, saying that telecom companies have acted independently on the Canadian Telecom Review Panel's recommendation to set up the Commission, thereby preempting the CRTC's oversight of its creation and related public consultations. The new commission, he says, comes without many of the elements recommended by the Canadian Telecom Review Panel. Such a premptive launch should have been prohibited; instead, the Industry Minister welcomes it.

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