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
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 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
CBC opposes addition of new evidence to FRPC’s intervention about its licensing applications – the Forum’s reply
On 2 September 2020 the Forum asked the CRTC to add seven paragraphs to FRPC’s 20 February 2020 intervention, describing the notifications CBC broadcast from… Read More »CBC opposes addition of new evidence to FRPC’s intervention about its licensing applications – the Forum’s reply
On 2 September 2020 the Forum submitted a procedural request to the CRTC, asking it to add material to FRPC’s 20 February 2020 intervention about… Read More »FRPC files procedural request with the CRTC about new information obtained about CBC
Dealing with the impasse between the CRTC and CBC: FRPC suggests a hearing to review the CRTC’s policy for public broadcasting – op ed by Chair of FRPC’s Board of Directors
On August 31, 2020 the Ottawa Citizen published an opinion by Al MacKay, Chair of FRPC’s Board of Directors, about the current impasse between the… Read More »Dealing with the impasse between the CRTC and CBC: FRPC suggests a hearing to review the CRTC’s policy for public broadcasting – op ed by Chair of FRPC’s Board of Directors
The Forum submitted a procedural request to the CRTC on 4 August 2020 concerning CBC’s applications to renew its licences and to maintain the exemptions… Read More »FRPC answers CBC’s reply to the Forum’s procedural request
In April 2020 the CRTC asked whether subscribers to telecommunications or broadcasting services should be entitled to receive their bills in the format of their… Read More »Should Canadians have choice when it comes to paper or electronic billing?
The Forum responded to the CRTC’s notice of consultation (2020-1240), pointing out that it has taken decades for Canada’s regulator to establish clear measures to… Read More »FRPC responds to CRTC’s questions on accessibility regulations
In spring 2019 the CRTC invited CBC to apply to renew its radio and television licences and to discuss the possible regulation of CBC’s online programming services that currently operate without CRTC oversight due to an exemption order. CBC submitted its licence renewal application at the end of the summer, and in fall 2019 answered questions from the CRTC about the application. (You can find the CBC’s application here, by scrolling down to the 2019-379 notice.)
The Forum’s intervention in the CRTC’s proceeding to consider CBC’s applications to renew its conventional radio and television, and discretionary television, programming services was filed… Read More »FRPC intervenes in CBC renewal proceeding