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All CRTC / Regulation Articles — 2001

Dec 31, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

The CRTC did not approve CanWest’s takeover of Southam, which falls outside the CRTC’s mandate

Nov 29, 2001 — News Article

New CRTC head determined to raise profile by Antonia Zerbisias

Friends welcomes appointment of Charles Dalfen as new CRTC head

Nov 28, 2001 — News Article

Toronto telecommunications lawyer appointed new chairman of CRTC

Friends welcomes appointment of Charles Dalfen as new CRTC head

Nov 23, 2001 — News Article

CRTC seen granting CTV more flexibility by Heather Scoffield and Keith Damsell

CRTC makes concessions to CTV in Newsnet licensing decision

Nov 10, 2001 — News Article

Sault MPP continues the fight to save local news by Elaine Della-Mattia

Sault Ste. Marie residents lobby to keep local CTV news station

Nov 8, 2001 — News Article

Watchdog says CRTC letter holds a warning to MCTV by Brian Kelly

Friends says CRTC letter will push CTV to uphold its commitments to local programming

Nov 6, 2001 — News Article

CTV might be hiding behind loophole, media lobby says by Brian Kelly

CTV may be exploiting licensing loophole allowing it to substitute regional programming for local television

Oct 29, 2001 — News Article

There is nothing wrong with your TV set ... by Hugh Winsor

Private broadcasters seek subsidies to produce profitable Canadian television without regulation

Oct 28, 2001 — News Article

Geminis are lost in America by Antonia Zerbisias

Private broadcasters seek subsidies to produce profitable Canadian television without regulation

Oct 25, 2001 — News Article

Broadcasters seek programming money by Heather Scoffield

Private broadcasters seek subsidies to produce profitable Canadian television without regulation

Aug 7, 2001 — News Article

Retrouvailles by Didier Fessou (French)

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 6, 2001 — News Article

Rebel TV station to take on CRTC by Keith Damsell

Star Ray TV broadcasts Toronto community programming without a licence

Aug 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC okays merged newsrooms by Susan Pigg

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC okays newsroom convergence by Heather Scoffield

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC lets newsrooms merge by Martin Cash

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC stresses quality journalism by Chris Cobb

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 3, 2001 — News Article

Regulator OKs media convergence by Chris Cobb

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 2, 2001 — News Article

CRTC to offer view on media concentration by Jennifer Ditchburn

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Aug 2, 2001 — News Article

CRTC renews network licences with conditions by Roger Smith

CRTC decision allows a degree of convergence between television, print newsrooms

Jul 31, 2001 — News Release

Briefing Note: The Future of CTV and CanWest Global

CTV, CanWest Global, licences, Canadian content, cross-ownership

Jul 6, 2001 — News Article

CRTC sets limits on Quebecor deal by Chris Cobb

CRTC imposes news-gathering conditions on converging media giants

Jul 6, 2001 — News Article

CRTC demands newsrooms be separate by Keith Damsell

CRTC imposes news-gathering conditions on converging media giants

Jul 6, 2001 — News Article

Convergence plans at stake by Andy Riga

CRTC imposes news-gathering conditions on converging media giants

Jul 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC ruling to set path of convergence by Paula Arab

CRTC conditions on Québecor merger will set framework for other convergence deals

Jul 2, 2001 — News Article

PM leaving cultural agencies adrift: critics by Chris Cobb

Liberals’ delay in appointing executives to CBC, CRTC and Telefilm shows their disregard for culture

Jun 8, 2001 — News Article

Cable companies get their wish by Antonia Zerbisias

CRTC awards cable companies the right to own specialty channels, opening way for further media concentration

Jun 7, 2001 — News Article

CRTC allows cable company purchases by David Paddon

CRTC awards cable companies the right to own specialty channels, opening way for further media concentration

May 23, 2001 — News Article

For the Record by Michael McCabe (Letter to the Editor)

Michael McCabe’s comments regarding CRTC conflict of interest were his own views, and were not intended to speak for the CAB

May 16, 2001 — News Article

CRTC accused of hiring conflict by Randy Boswell and Tim Naumetz

CAB president claims CRTC’s hiring of Friends’ Steering Committee member as speechwriter was conflict of interest

May 4, 2001 — News Article

Broadcasting watchdog group an absurd circus by Matthew Fraser (pdf 63KB)

Friends lacks substance, legitimacy along with CRTC

May 3, 2001 — News Article

Media regulator is in trouble by Matthew Fraser (pdf 59KB)

Friends lacks substance, legitimacy along with CRTC

May 3, 2001 — News Article

Departure spells trouble for group by Matthew Fraser (pdf 65KB)

Friends lacks substance, legitimacy along with CRTC

May 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC struggling along by Matthew Fraser (pdf 54KB)

Friends lacks substance, legitimacy along with CRTC

May 2, 2001 — News Article

Friends of Public Broadcasting head more a friend of CRTC by Matthew Fraser (pdf 50KB)

Friends lacks substance, legitimacy along with CRTC

Apr 26, 2001 — News Article

CTV, Global await CRTC rules on newsrooms by Barbara Shecter

Broadcasters hope upcoming CRTC ruling does not regulate conduct in their newsrooms

Apr 25, 2001 — News Article

How about meaningful TV? by Antonia Zerbisias

Cultural lobby groups claim 7 years is too long for CTV, Global licence renewals

Apr 20, 2001 — News Article

State has no place in the newsroom by Matthew Fraser

CRTC’s potential ruling on newspapers may indeed be unconstitutional

Apr 18, 2001 — News Article

CTV is asked to explain why bigger is better by Heather Scoffield

CTV believes cross-ownership will enrich Canadian broadcasting, but can’t say how

Apr 18, 2001 — News Article

Desperately defending media convergence by Antonia Zerbisias

CTV believes cross-ownership will enrich Canadian broadcasting, but can’t say how

Apr 18, 2001 — News Article

CTV execs won't predict future, can't tell CRTC how cross-ownership will work by Leanne Yohemas-Hayes

CTV believes cross-ownership will enrich Canadian broadcasting, but can’t say how

Apr 18, 2001 — News Article

Craig empire in transition by Rod Nickel

Craig Broadcast Systems could be bought out by CHUM, continuing trend toward consolidation in Canadian media

Apr 17, 2001 — News Release

Deny Six-Year Licence to CanWest Global and CTV

Six-year CRTC licences for Canada’s private broadcasters would give too much time to implement convergence, reduce media diversity without providing opportunity for CRTC review

Apr 17, 2001 — News Article

Stakes high for private TV networks by Martin Cash

Upcoming CRTC licence renewal hearings for CTV, Global will address cross-ownership

Apr 17, 2001 — News Article

Stakes high as broadcast regulator examines record of private TV networks by Dennis Bueckert

Upcoming CRTC licence renewal hearings for CTV, Global will address cross-ownership

Apr 16, 2001 — News Article

Cross-ownership song and dance by Matthew Fraser

Editorial diversity and Canadian content issues arising from convergence should not be subject to over-zealous regulation by CRTC

Apr 16, 2001 — News Article

CRTC hearing to set tone for TV's future by Heather Scoffield

Upcoming CRTC licence renewal hearings for CTV, Global will address cross-ownership

Apr 15, 2001 — News Article

Private TV takes static for Canadian content drop by Antonia Zerbisias

Critics say private networks are not investing enough in Canadian content

Apr 14, 2001 — News Article

Global, CTV face licence renewals

Upcoming CRTC licence renewal hearings for CTV, Global will address cross-ownership

Apr 14, 2001 — News Article

Ready or not, CRTC takes on media convergence by Antonia Zerbisias

Upcoming CRTC licence renewal hearings for CTV, Global will address cross-ownership

Mar 30, 2001 — News Article

The CRTC's indecent exposure by Matthew Fraser

Pay-per-view porn controversy exposes CRTC’s regulatory failings

Mar 26, 2001 — News Article

Ottawa and the Goliaths by Heather Scoffield

Policymakers and existing institutions are ill-equipped to deal with increasing media convergence

Mar 14, 2001 — News Article

McDonough slams broadcasting review by Graham Fraser

Liberal government’s involvement with broadcasting insiders casts doubt on their ability to run objective studies of the industry

Mar 12, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Prime Minister Re: CRTC Independence

Appointment of broadcast executives to CRTC review panel undermines public faith in political independence of CRTC

Mar 12, 2001 — Opinion Poll

CRTC Poll

Measures public confidence in the CRTC and the broadcasting system

Mar 12, 2001 — News Article

Watchdog: Rogers' letter a 'threat' by Lisa Schmidt

Friends believes Rogers’ letter to film and television producers is a threat to force them to intervene at CRTC hearings

Mar 10, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

CTV, Global are part of regulated industry, accountable to public via Parliament through CRTC

Mar 9, 2001 — News Article

Corus pays $205 million in bidding war for WTN by Susan Pigg

Corus may have trouble purchasing WTN due to CRTC’s traditional opposition to cable companies owning specialty channels

Mar 5, 2001 — News Article

Crusade to purify private TV is a waste of money by Matthew Fraser

Government should deregulate private TV and focus subsidies on niche areas where Canadian programming is superior

Mar 3, 2001 — News Article

CRTC at centre of Liberal turf war by Chris Cobb

Competition between Heritage Minister Sheila Copps and Industry Minister Brian Tobin prompts review of CRTC’s role

Feb 22, 2001 — News Article

CRTC to probe Canadian content by Michael Posner

CRTC releases CTV, Global financial statements pending licence renewal hearings

Feb 9, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Cable Ownership of Analog Specialty Channels [PN CRTC 2000-165]

Friends makes recommendations to CRTC concerning cable ownership of analog specialty services

Feb 5, 2001 — Opinion Poll

CRTC Poll

Measures public confidence in the broadcasting system and the mandate of the CRTC

Jan 31, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re regulation of cable systems [PN CRTC 2000-162, -163, & -164]

Friends makes submission to CRTC regarding changes in regulation of all classes of cable undertakings

Jan 26, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re disclosure of private station group financial data [PN CRTC 2001-5 & PN 2001-5-1]

Friends supports CRTC decision to place station group data on public files for licence renewal hearings

Jan 15, 2001 — News Article

CRTC wants private spending to be made public info

CRTC aims to include private networks’ financial data in public files for licence renewals

Jan 12, 2001 — News Article

CRTC considers releasing TV broadcasters' spending on Canadian content by Lisa Schmidt

CRTC aims to include private networks’ financial data in public files for licence renewals