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PRESS RELEASE: The CRTC Launches Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook

Feb 18, 2014

Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

February 18, 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today invited Canadians to provide their input on the difficult choices to be made regarding their television system by filling out the Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook.

This is the second phase of Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, which began in October 2013. Choicebook is an interactive questionnaire that contains a series of scenarios that reflect the realities Canadians face daily with respect to the television system. The CRTC used the comments submitted in Phase 1 to prepare Choicebook. 

While the purpose of Phase 1 was to collect more personal comments on what Canadians think of their television system, in Phase 2 Canadians are asked to consider the interests and needs of all Canadians.

All Canadians—consumers, citizens and creators—are encouraged to present their views on the future of the Canadian television system. Whether or not they participated in Phase 1, all are encouraged to fill out Choicebook. 

Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook is available at www.crtc.gc.ca/talktv until 8 p.m. EST March 14, 2014. A paper copy of Choicebook can be obtained by contacting the CRTC at:

    Telephone: 1-877-249-CRTC (2782);
    TTY: 1-877-909-CRTC (2782)

Twitter chat

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais will host a French-language Twitter Chat, tomorrow, February 19, 2014, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. EST, to answer questions about the Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians initiative. Follow @CRTCfra and tweet questions with the hashtag #Parlonstele.

Mr. Blais will also host an English-language Twitter chat tomorrow, February 19, 2014, from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST on the same topic. Follow @CRTCeng and tweet questions with the hashtag #TalkTV.

Quick Facts

  • The CRTC is inviting Canadians to provide input on the tough choices to be made with respect to their television system by filling out the Let's Talk TV: Choicebook.
  • Choicebook was created using the comments received in Phase 1.
  • Choicebook will be used to consider the interests and needs of all Canadians.
  • Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook is available at www.crtc.gc.ca/talktv until 20:00 EST March 14, 2014. A paper copy of Choicebook can be obtained by contacting the CRTC.


Quote

    “The purpose of Choicebook is to get Canadians thinking about the future of their television system. We are aware that some of the questions are provocative. Canadians' responses will help us make the tough choices required in order to shape a television system that meets the collective needs of Canadians. We are open to all suggestions, and all possibilities will be considered as long as they are within the scope of our mandate.”

    Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman, CRTC


Related links

Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians

Let’s Talk TV: A report on comments received during Phase I

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