On 28 November 2022 FRPC intervened in BNoC 2022-267, to oppose a) an application filed in January 2022 by four of Canada’s major distributors, to… Read More »FRPC opposes CRTC proposal to raise price of cable/satellite TV service
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 Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications (TRCM) will apparently be hearing its last witnesses on 16 November 2022 – including representatives of the… Read More »The Devil is in Bill C-11-3’s many, many details
On 28 September 2022 the CRTC invited public comment on an application submitted by four cable distribution companies about the rate they are allowed to… Read More »CRTC BNoC 2022-267: application to raise basic cable rates by 12% and for inflation each year
The Forum’s submission to the Senate Transport and Communications Committee concerning Bill C-11 sets out its reasons for supporting its passage — provided changes are… Read More »FRPC’s comments on Bill C-11, now before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications
In response to those who have expressed concerns about Bill C-11 – The Online Streaming Act – federal officials and Members of the government have… Read More »Canadians are being told they can trust the CRTC to implement Bill C-11. Should they?
Many parties have expressed concerns about the ‘exception to the exception’ that both removes from and gives control over user-generated content to the CRTC. Another… Read More »Bill C-11: a broadcasting policy left to the CRTC’s discretion
The Forum submitted its intervention concerning Rogers’ application to acquire Shaw’s broadcasting services on 13 September 2021. Briefly, the Forum opposes approval of this application… Read More »FRPC intervenes in Rogers’ application to acquire Shaw’s broadcasting services