I have a brief question, Mr. Chairman.
On page 10 of your brief, you say, and I quote:
In 2009, in Public Notice CRTC 2009-732, the CRTC stated as follows (at paragraph 16): “Once the Commission has adopted new criteria to assess applications for mandatory distribution pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Act, it intends to provide programming services with an opportunity to file applications for 9(1)(h) status and to amend or resubmit applications already filed. The Commission may then proceed with a public hearing to consider these applications.”
As you say, it announced in late summer that it was putting that project on ice. There was a moratorium. We won't get into that again.
What reasons were given for doing that? That was the most significant about-face we saw all year.