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Only in Canada do regulators pick winners in the broadcasting marketplace by selecting who will own, operate and profit from television channels. In most other industrial countries, markets make those decisions. But Canada stubbornly persists - in the name of preposterous bureaucratic prerogatives disguised as high-minded cultural policy - in obliging market belligerants to compete for regulatory favour.
Feb. 19, 2001 - from "Salter Street sale reveals cracks in media regulation", published in the