OTTAWA — The Harper government will overrule a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that effectively kills unlimited Internet-pricing packages — unless the telecommunications regulator backs down first, Postmedia News has learned.
"The CRTC should be under no illusion. The prime minister and the minister of industry will reverse this decision unless the CRTC does it itself," a senior government source, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said Wednesday evening.
Industry Minister Tony Clement confirmed that the government will overrule the CRTC late Wednesday night on his Twitter account, saying that the CRTC must "go back to the drawing board."
The ultimatum sets the stage for an awkward appearance before a parliamentary committee Thursday by Konrad von Finckenstein, chairman of the CRTC, who will now be making his public remarks with a threat hanging over his head.
Source: Global News
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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