The Forum has filed comments on December 1, 2017 in response to the call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models, BNoC CRTC 2017-359 (Ottawa, Ottawa, 12 October 2017).
The call for comments is on the following matters in which the Governor in Council has issued an Order in Council that the Commission make a report:
- the distribution model(s) of programming that are likely to exist in the future;
- how and through whom Canadians will access that programming; and
- the extent to which these models will ensure a vibrant domestic market that is capable of supporting the continued creation, production and distribution of Canadian programming, in both official languages, including original entertainment and information programming.
The Forum has responded to the questions and submitted 8 proposals for legislative change to strengthen the CRTC’s capacity to implement Parliament’s broadcasting policy for Canada.