FRPC intervened on Friday, July 10, 2015 in support of an application by Unifor Local 723 which asks the CRTC to hold a public hearing into… Read More »FRPC files submissions on OMNI and the basic obligation to serve in telecommunications
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.
In a recent submission the Public Interest Advocacy Centre asked the CRTC to review and vary a telecom decision in which the Commission approved 60%… Read More »FRPC supports PIAC’s review-and-vary application before CRTC
FRPC submitted comments on 4 May 2015, on the code proposed by the CRTC to govern commercial relations between cable and satellite companies that distribute… Read More »Comments on the CRTC’s proposed wholesale code
Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation will take place from Friday, May 22 to Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the University of Ottawa. Keynote speakers include Professor Liora… Read More »Schedule for May 2015 Communications Law & Policy Conference
The co-sponsors of Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation are pleased to announce the moderators and panellists in the eight sessions of the conference. The detailed schedule is… Read More »Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation – conference schedule
The CRTC released the fifth step* in its revision of Canada’s television policy yesterday (2015-96; backgrounder), dealing with the distribution of programming services to cable and… Read More »CRTC releases 5th part of new TV policy
The CRTC released the fourth* part of its new policy framework for Canadian television on March 12, 2015, dealing with Canadian television programming, reducing annual… Read More »CRTC releases 4th part of new TV policy
On February 6, 2015, the CRTC denied Golden West’s 2014 request for permission to stop playing folk music on CHOO-FM Drumheller, Alberta. According to the… Read More »CRTC denies Golden West’s application to drop folk music from CHOO-FM’s schedule
CRTC 2014 proposals for Canadian television: more choice, more Canadian content, more empowerment and more recourse – or less?
Less than a month remains for people to tell the CRTC what they think of its radical suggestions for the future of Canadian television. How… Read More »CRTC 2014 proposals for Canadian television: more choice, more Canadian content, more empowerment and more recourse – or less?