Flaherty Letter May Have Breached Rules

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty urged the federal broadcast regulator to grant a radio licence to a company in his Ontario riding even though government rules on cabinet responsibility forbid ministers from influencing the decisions of administrative tribunals.

In his letter to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, Mr. Flaherty praised Durham Radio Inc.’s bid to obtain a licence to operate a new FM station for the Toronto area.

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