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.)
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 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
The CRTC last invited comments on and heard the applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to renew its radio and television licences in 2012,… Read More »Forum publishes new study on public funding of CBC’s operations from 1937 to 2019
In January 2020 the Forum submitted interventions in the licence renewal applications submitted by Rogers and by Corus with respect to 34 private radio stations.… Read More »Forum intervenes in January 2020 Part 1 proceeding on private radio licence renewals
Should the CRTC grant broadcast licensees full-term renewals if they break its rules, reduce their commitments to Canadian content and offer little or no local programming?
In January 2020 the Forum intervened in the licence renewal applications filed by several groups of broadcasters. We argued that the CRTC should not grant… Read More »Should the CRTC grant broadcast licensees full-term renewals if they break its rules, reduce their commitments to Canadian content and offer little or no local programming?
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The Forum’s intervention supporting Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee’s Application to Review and Vary Telecom Order 2018-66, 8662-D78-201803461
The Forum intervened in support of the Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee’s (DWCC) application to review and vary Determination of costs award with respect to the… Read More »The Forum’s intervention supporting Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee’s Application to Review and Vary Telecom Order 2018-66, 8662-D78-201803461
Unjust enrichment: the ‘competitive’ wireless market’s failure to offer reasonably priced data requires CRTC intervention TNoC CRTC 2018-98
On June 13, 2018 the Forum filed comments on the CRTC proceeding for lower-cost data-only plans for mobile wireless. The Forum made a number of… Read More »Unjust enrichment: the ‘competitive’ wireless market’s failure to offer reasonably priced data requires CRTC intervention TNoC CRTC 2018-98
12 June 2018 “In brief, transparency at the CRTC is at best, superficial – in that the people of Canada are able to learn who… Read More »Who decides what? Transparency in CRTC decision-making
The Forum comments on Asian Television Network’s application to disable on-line access to privacy sites, 8663-A182-201800467
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