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Montra006c, July 5, 2001 The concern we expressed at the CRTC hearings was not alleviated by the decision that the government agency made public today. Nothing in this transaction protects us against the negative impact of cross-mixing of property and the perverse effect of a highly concentrated press in Qub0065c, declared Ra006c Leboeuf, President of CUPE Local 687.

Will the impermeability of the newsrooms really be protected by the watchdog committee that the CRTC is imposing? A similar committee saw the day when TQS was taken over by Qub0065cor, and has never had the power to investigate complaints from the Journal de Montra006cs journalists. It wont be any different with TVA! he added.

He concludes, With its high debt load, where will Qub0065cor find the means to invest in TVAs development? The creative and technical staff working there, who are proud of what they do and want to continue to produce high quality shows, are currently in a state of great uncertainty.



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