All CRTC / Regulation Articles

Jun 26, 2016 — News Article

Digital evolution by Marty Forbes

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announces that a series of public consultations will take place over the next several months to examine the government’s role in supporting Canadian content creation — in all media — radio, television with a focus on digital evolution.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

CRTC commissioner terminated with cause by Christina Pellegrini

According to an electronic copy of an order-in-council, federal cabinet has revoked the appointment of Raj Shoan, the commissioner for Ontario at the CRTC, a decision made based on the recommendation of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.

Jun 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-191

FRIENDS opposes CBC’s application to the CRTC to allow ICI Musique and CBC Radio 2 to continue to broadcast national advertising.

Jun 20, 2016 — News Article

Set-top box crackdown will chill Canada's tech innovation by Michael Geist

Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Le CRTC imposera des seuils de nouvelles locales aux télédiffuseurs by Pierre Saint-Arnaud

Reporter says that, after years of cuts and reduced airtime, regulatory authorities grant la little oxygen to local news and programming.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Jusqu'à 90 millions de plus pour les nouvelles des télés privées by Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot

Private general interest televisions such as TVA and V could access up to 90 million dollars a year to fund their local news. The CRTC grants large conglomerates such as Québecor and Rogers the option to fund  local news on their general interest channels rather than to their community televisions. 

Jun 15, 2016 — News Release

CRTC shell game leaves local TV on the brink

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting expressed disappointment with the new policy for local TV released today by the CRTC.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CHCH-TV gets helping hand with CRTC’s local news fund by Steve Buist

CRTC announces the creation of an Independent Local News Fund worth approximately $20 million per year to help stations in 18 communities across the country produce news.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CRTC announces new fund, minimum programming hours for local TV news by Terry Pedwell

Canada's broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new fund to help the smaller ones pay for it as part of a "rebalancing" of the country's television landscape.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

Unifor Supports CRTC Commitment To Local Television News

Union says strong and independent local news is intrinsic to our democracy and that it is the duty of large broadcasters to deliver it.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CRTC orders TV stations to air at least 7 hours a week of local news

FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Release

ADVISORY - FRIENDS to comment on CRTC Local TV decision

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment following release of the CRTC decision concerning local television at 2:00 pm EDT today.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

De la télévision multiculturelle pour tous les Canadiens

OMNI Television announced  they are filing a application with the CRTC to operate  a new multilingual and multicultural channel called OMNI Regional, the first of its kind in the country. 

Jun 7, 2016 — News Article

Maxime Bernier urges phase out of CRTC as telecom regulator

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says the CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry.

Jun 3, 2016 — News Article

Canadians support regulation, but not online by Richard Raycraft

Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.

Jun 2, 2016 — News Article

Majority of Canadians want the CRTC to stay away from imposing content regulations on Netflix by Sean Craig

According to a new poll released by the Angus Reid Institute, 56 per cent think online media should be free from the hand of the CRTC, which imposes Canadian content and ownership regulations on traditional media.

May 31, 2016 — News Article

First Recipients Of CRTC Prize For Academic Research To Be Honoured

The award was launched in June 2015 to encourage a new generation of researchers to contribute to Canada's public policy development relating to information and communication.

May 30, 2016 — News Article

CRTC reviewing controversial 'zero-rating' in internet plans by Laura Wright

Net neutrality advocates say the inquiry has major implications for internet service.

May 27, 2016 — News Article

The CBC always says it wants to ‘tell our stories.’ What’s it waiting for? by Robert Fulford

Federally mandated Canadian content regulations express a yearning for a more robust national spirit, but it’s not something you can regulate into existence.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace by Benjamin Dachis & Daniel Schwann

Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.