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All CRTC / Regulation Articles

Apr 29, 2014 — News Article

CRTC ready to hit reset button on TV regulation by Michael Geist

Columnist says broadcasting executives have dismissed consumer demands for greater flexibility, but the CRTC notes that Canadians have jumped at the chance for greater flexibility when it is offered.

Apr 25, 2014 — News Article

Net neutrality’s demise: In U.S. and Canada, regulators look at changing rules by Christine Dobby

Columnist says anyone who streams YouTube videos or catches up on Netflix shows on their smartphone will be affected by the next showdown over the open Internet in Canada.

Apr 23, 2014 — News Article

F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane by Edward Wyatt

The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it.

Apr 22, 2014 — News Article

Opinion: The future of community television by Steve Faguy

Editorial states that ICTV’s complaint against Vidéotron will be judged according to a CRTC policy that leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

Apr 21, 2014 — Policy Brief

MAtv: Non-Compliance Complaint – CRTC 2013-1746-2

FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC find that Vidéotron’s MAtv has not been operating in compliance with the Community Television Policy and call for applications from not-for-profit groups to apply for the licence currently held by MAtv.

Apr 18, 2014 — News Article

Barbara Motzney and her dream of a consumer-friendly CRTC by Rita Trichur

Columnist says Barbara Motzey's goal is to transform the CRTC: “It will all be about serving Canadians.”

Apr 7, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Hearings on Rogers TV Licence Renewals Start Tuesday

The CRTC will consider Rogers' applications, at a public hearing, starting April 8, 2014, to renew the licences of 17 Rogers'  television stations.

Apr 4, 2014 — News Article

Digital Canada 150 provides “exciting roadmap for prosperity”

The federal government has unveiled Digital Canada 150, calling it “an ambitious path forward” for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities in the Digital Age.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Article

Why Canadian unions want you to talk about TV by H.G. Watson

The results of the CRTC's latest research will be released in April, but several unions that represent television workers are already making the case for more robust Canadian television regulations.

Mar 27, 2014 — News Article

Speech by Scott Hutton, Executive Director, Broadcasting, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Scott Hutton gives an address to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the state of the radio sector and Canadian music industry.

Mar 24, 2014 — News Article

Activists challenge Videotron’s community TV service MAtv by Steve Faguy

A group of community activists has banded together to file a complaint with the CRTC against Videotron, arguing the company’s existing community channel MAtv is not respecting its mandate to provide community access to television.

Mar 12, 2014 — News Article

False Arguments Fuel Government Assistance to Canada's Entertainment Industry

The Fraser Institute says the CRTC's recent crackdown on a trio of X-rated channels for not showing enough Canadian content is a classic example of how government policies supporting Canada's entertainment industry are costly and inefficient.

Mar 12, 2014 — News Article

After CRTC porn debacle, this think tank says funding for Canadian content needs change by Simon Houpt

A report issued by The Fraser Institute says the federal government needs to reconsider its regulation and financial support of the domestic entertainment industries, including Canadian content quotas.

Mar 9, 2014 — News Article

John Doyle on Canadian TV: the good, the bad and the weird by John Doyle

Columnist offers 10 observations and thoughts about the Canadian TV industry.

Mar 4, 2014 — News Article

The Future of Television in Canada? More Fees by Michael Geist

Columnist says the CRTC's 'TalkTV' public consultation offers few appealing choices for consumers.

Mar 3, 2014 — News Article

Omni TV aims to loosen ethnic restraints by Jeremy Nuttall

Multi-lingual channel, Omni, is asking the CRTC to loosen requirements mandating it show 100% ethnic programming during prime-time.

Feb 28, 2014 — News Article

Do we still need the CRTC?

Columnist asks whether given that the CRTC often attracts the ire of Canadians, their current survey avoids the biggest question of all — does Canada still need the CRTC?

Feb 25, 2014 — News Article

Here’s what Jim Flaherty should do with those billions from the spectrum auction by Kate Taylor

Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.

Feb 25, 2014 — News Article

OPINION: As TV changes dramatically, the CRTC invites Canadians’ input by Jean-Pierre Blais

CRTC Chairman invites Canadians to take part in Phase II of its programme Let's Talk TV.