Home > FRPC submissions to the CRTC and other regulatory authorities

2017

Intervention, (Ottawa, 4 August 2017), Sirius XM Canada Inc., Tangible benefits proposal filed in response to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-114, Part 1 Application 2017-0560-0 (26 May 2017)

Comments(Ottawa, 3 April 2017), Call for comments on proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations and the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-50, (Ottawa, 24 February 2017)

Final Comments, (Ottawa, 27 February 2017), Review of the Wireless Code, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293 (Ottawa, 28 July 2016) and 2016-293-1 (Ottawa, 23 September 2016)

Response to Questions(Ottawa, 16 February 2017), Review of the Wireless Code, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293 (Ottawa, 28 July 2016) and 2016-293-1 (Ottawa, 23 September 2016) – response to Exhibit 1 questions

Comments(Ottawa, 7 Febrary 2017) Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2017-1 (Ottawa, 5 January 2017)

2016

Final reply, (Ottawa, 16 December 2016), Renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-225 (Ottawa, 15 June 2016)

RemarksRenewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-225 (Ottawa, 15 June 2016)

Reply to Interrogatories, Review of the Wireless Code, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293 (Ottawa, 28 July 2016), 2016-293-1 (Ottawa, 23 September 2016), 2016-293-2 (Ottawa, 26 October 2016) – Forum response to interrogatories

Comments, Review of the Wireless Code, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293 (Ottawa, 28 July 2016) and 2016-293-1 (Ottawa, 23 September 2016)

InterventionRenewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-225 (Ottawa, 15 June 2016)

Remarks, to the House of  Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (Ottawa, 25 February 2016), with respect to its study of the media and local communities

Intervention, Notice of Application, Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2016-22 and 2016-22-1 (Ottawa; 21 January 2016 and 11 February 2016), with respect to  Corus’ acquisition of Shaw Media Inc.

Final reply, (Ottawa, 16 February 2016), with respect to A review of the policy framework for local and community television programming, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-421 (Ottawa, 14 September 2015)

Remarks, (Ottawa, 1 February 2016), at the CRTC public hearing to consider A review of the policy framework for local and community television programming, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-421 (Ottawa, 14 September 2015)

2015

Submission on Call for comments on the Commission’s policies relating to Certified Independent Production Funds, Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2015-467 and -467-1 (Ottawa, 20 October 2015 and 14 December 2015)

Putting the ‘local’ back into local TV, (Ottawa, 6 November 2015), in response to A review of the policy framework for local and community television programming, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-421 (Ottawa, 14 September 2015); see Remarks and Final Reply, above (in February 2016)

Remarks, (Ottawa, 5 November 2015), at the CRTC public hearing to consider Review of the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for  Complaints for Telecommunications Services Inc., Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-239 [see FRPC’s submission of 25 August 2015, below]

Procedural request for clarification of information posted by the CRTC regarding local television, (Ottawa, 14 October 2015) – which CRTC answered on 2 November 2015

Comments, (Ottawa, 13 October 2015), in response to Part 1 Application 2015-1061-0 by Shaw Communications Inc. (1 September 2015), seeking changes to the licence of BC News +1  [See also FRPC’s submission of 10 August 2015, below]

Reply to interrogatories (21 September 2015), Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134 (Ottawa, 9 April 2015) and 2015-134-1 (Ottawa, 3 June 2015)

Crisis?  What crisis?  Let competitive broadcasters compete, (Ottawa, 14 September 2015), comments in response to Review of the regulatory framework for French-language vocal music applicable to the French-language commercial radio sector, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2015-318 (Ottawa, 20 July 2015)

Comments, (Ottawa, 11 September 2015), in response to Review of the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for  Complaints for Telecommunications Services, Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-239 (Ottawa, 4 June 2015) – Reply by FRPC to other submissions

Comments, (Ottawa, 3 September 2015), in response to Review and variance of Telecom Order 2015-342, Application 8662-C182-201508235 by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Comments, (Ottawa, 25  August 2015), in response to Review of the the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for  Complaints for Telecommunications Services, Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-239 (Ottawa, 4 June 2015) [see also FRPC’s reply of 11 September 2015]

Comments, (Ottawa, 21  August 2015), in response to a request for amendments to YTV’s conditions of licence pursuant to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-86, Application 2015-0726-3 (13 July 2015)

Comments, (Ottawa, 10 August 2015), in response to Part 1 Application 2015-0701-3 (3 July 2015), seeking amendments to the conditions of licence of BC News +1 related to closed captioning and group-based licensing [See also FRPC’s submission of 13 October 2015]

Comments, (Ottawa, 25 July 2015), in response to Review and variance of Telecom Order CRTC 2015-194, Application 8662-P8-201505033 by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Comments, (Ottawa, 10 July 2015), in response to Part 1 Application 2015-0576-0 by Unifor 723m with respect to the OMNI TV stations

What do Canadians need for meaningful telecommunications participation in Canadian society and Canada’s economy?, (Ottawa, 14 July 2015), comments filed in response to Telecom Notices of  Consultation CRTC 2015-134 and 2015-134-1 [See also FRPC’s reply to interrogatories]

Comments, (Ottawa, 1 June 2015), in response to Call for comments on proposed amendments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications  Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure made under the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act, Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2014-115 (Ottawa, 31 March 2015)

Comments, (Ottawa, 25 May 2015), in response to Call for comments on a Television Service Provider Code of Conduct working document, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2015-105 and -105-1 (Ottawa, 26 March 2015)

Comments, (Ottawa, 30 March 2015) in response to Results of the fact-finding process on the role of payphones in the Canadian communications system – Follow-up process concerning the public notification policy for the removal of the last payphone in a community – Call for comments, Telecom Notice of  Consultation 2015-66 (Ottawa, 26 February 2015)

Comments on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band, FRPC response to SLPB-005-14 (Ottawa, 26 February 2015)

2014

A fond farewell to Kafka, Call for comments, Compliance and Enforcement Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-598 (Ottawa, 17 November 2014), filed 17 December 2014

Intervention opposing an application by Rogers Sports Inc. for a network licence, (20 November 2014) Broadcasting Notices of Consultation 2014-541 and 2014-541-1

For the many – or for the few?  Submission on the CRTC’s consultation on the future of Canadian television, BNoC 2014-190 (Ottawa, 24 April 2014) – Volume 1 submission and Volume 2 appendices (17 June 2014), Remarks (18 October 2014) and Reply (3 October 2014)

Allarco’s Part I Application to amend a condition of its Superchannel licenceIntervention submitted on 6 June 2014

Rogers‘ renewal applications:  does mutilating OMNI to ‘save’ it serve the public interest? Intervention on Applications for the renewal of the broadcasting licences for English-language conventional and multilingual ethnic television stations and for certain specialty television services, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2014-26 (Ottawa, 29 January 2014), along with additional evidence submitted on 27 March 2014 and FRPC’s 22 April 2014 reply to new evidence presented at the CRTC’s April 2014 public hearing

Canadian Radio:  in trust, for all the people, Comments on the CRTC’s targeted policy review of the commercial radio sector, BNoC 2013-572 (Ottawa, 30 January 2014), along with 1 April 2014 reply comments

From surviving, to thriving, Comments on the CRTC’s approach to tangible benefits and determining the value of the transaction, BNoC 213-558 (Ottawa, 13 January 2014)

 

2013

Why ‘me too’ will not do:  The CBC’s application to average local programming hours does not meet the CRTC’s threshold for reasons and evidence, Comments on application 2013-1475-7 (Ottawa, 16 December 2013)