Monica Auer is FRPC’s Executive Director, having been appointed soon after FRPC was organized. Monica began her career in communications regulation in the mid-1980s, when she began working at the CRTC. She provided research and analysis with respect to concentration of ownership, audience data, major network renewals and issues related to portrayal in programming. She worked at CBC head office from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, dealing with issues related to the Corporation’s regulation by the CRTC. After leaving the CBC Monica worked as a consultant, preparing reports presented to the Copyright Board of Canada, before returning to school to study law. Monica has earned undergraduate degrees in French and German, political science and law; she earned graduate degrees in political science and law. After being called to the Ontario bar in 2006 she completed her articles, and launched her own practice, specializing in matters related to the CRTC.
The CRTC regulates the approximately 720 commercial radio stations operating in Canada, under the 1991 Broadcasting Act. Since 1991 the CRTC has reviewed its policy… Read More »The CRTC’s review of commercial radio stations in Canada
The Forum has published a list of the various steps and documents associated with this proceeding.
On 29 October 2020 the Forum’s Executive Director asked the CBC under the Access to Information Act for documents concerning the Tandem branding initiative. The… Read More »CBC’s Board of Directors and the Tandem branding initiative
A day after the Forum asked the CRTC to add information about the CBC’s ‘Tandem initiative’ to brand CBC programming the Globe and Mail published… Read More »FRPC asks CRTC to add facts about CBC’s use of branded content to the 2019-379 proceeding
The Forum responded to points raised by other interveners in the CRTC’s 2020-336 proceeding to consider whether to provide private broadcasters with additional time to… Read More »FRPC replies to other interveners in the CAB ‘regulatory relief’ proceeding
The Forum filed a procedural request today asking the CRTC to add CBC’s Tandem initiative to the CRTC’s 2019-379 proceeding to renew CBC’s licences and… Read More »FRPC asks CRTC to add CBC’s ‘Tandem’ initiative to the 2019-379 proceeding
In mid-July 2020 the Canadian Association of Broadcasters applied to the CRTC for regulatory support on an expedited basis. The CRTC called for comments on… Read More »FRPC supports CAB’s application for regulatory relief
The CRTC has for sixty years required licensees like CBC to make announcements about public hearings involving their broadcasting services. Informing communities served by broadcasters… Read More »Bleak House: Accountability and Canada’s national public broadcaster